Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 8. July 2022 Pp.104-120
The Impact of Designing an Electronic Course of Computer Uses on Developing Academic
Achievement and Creative Thinking in a Saudi University
Wadha Shabib Ali Alotaibi
Department of Curriculum and Teaching Methods
College of Education, Hail University, Saudi Arabia.
Received: 01/08/2022 Accepted: 07/01/2022 Published: 07/25/2022
This research aims to measure the impact on academic achievement and developing creative thinking skills by designing an electronic course (e-course hereafter) for computer uses in teaching at a Saudi university. Following a quasi-experimental methodology, forty students (female) were selected and segregated into control and experimental groups for this study. The latter was taught using the designed e-course for ‘Computer Uses in Teaching’ and the former was taught in a normal class. To achieve research objectives, research tools consisted of an e-course (a cognitive test to measure academic achievement), and Torrance test to measure creative thinking skills. The results demonstrated a significant difference (α ≥ 0.05) between the experimental and the control groups in the average score of achievement test. The post-test synthesis, analysis, and evaluation levels were found in accordance with the experimental group. The average score of post-test creative thinking test results evaluated at the levels of flexibility, fluency, and originality were also found to be significantly different (α ≥ 0.05) with respect to the two groups. It is recommended to develop the digital content in accordance with the measures taken during the Corona pandemic and e-learning standards.
Keywords: academic achievement, creative thinking skills, designing course, electronic course
Cite as: Alotaibi, W. S. A. (2022). The Impact of Designing an Electronic Course of Computer Uses on Developing Academic Achievement and Creative Thinking in a Saudi University. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL (8) 104-120.
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