Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 8. July 2022                       Pp.104-120

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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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Received: 01/08/2022
Accepted: 07/01/2022   
Published: 07/25/2022 

Wadha Shabib Ali Alotaibi holds an MA and PhD from Umm Al Qurah University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia in Curriculum and Technology. Currently, Dr. Alotaibi works at the Department of Curriculum and Teaching Methods, Hail University, Hail, Saudi Arabia. She teaches undergraduate courses in the same field. She has been an active member in the department where she supervises MA students who are interested in education and technology. Dr. Alotaibi’s research interests include education, e-learning, and technology in the pandemic, ID: