The impact of home computers on 12 th grade students' achievement in the computer science curriculum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mohammed A. Aljuwaiber, Indiana State University, United States
Indiana State University . Awarded
Technology has improved many educational issues. This is a very exciting time for technology and education. The primary purpose of this study was aimed at understanding the impact of home computer use on academic achievement in the computer curriculum of the 12th grade students in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In particular, the study attempted to determine if the use of home computers would be an effective manner for increasing students' academic achievement.
The participants of the study were 240 male and female students as a random sample from 12th grade from eight random high schools in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. An achievement exam and survey were developed by the researcher based on the computer science curriculum topics, the quantitative data was collected in both a single achievement exam and a single survey from a sample of 240 Saudi high school students. Both the survey and an achievement exam were split equally between male and female students. The study sought the answer to 10 questions. Analysis of variance (ANOVA), followed by tests of simple main effects and post hoc comparisons using Scheffé, as well as Pearson Correlation were conducted to answer the research questions.
The study results pointed out that home computers were important to support the students in their academic achievement in the computer science curriculum. Therefore, more attention must be given to the use of home computers for all students. Moreover, we should attempt to treat the difficulties which students face for getting computers in their homes.
Aljuwaiber, M.A. The impact of home computers on 12 th grade students' achievement in the computer science curriculum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ph.D. thesis, Indiana State University.
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