EFFECT OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGE (CAIP) ON JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN BASIC SCIENCE IN ONDO, NIGERIA

Ololade Mojisola Isijola

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The study investigated the effect of Computer-Assisted Instructional Package (CAIP) on junior secondary school students’ performance in Basic Science in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. The study adopted pretest – protest control group in quasi experimental design. Two intact classes comprised of forty (40) students (20 males and 20 females) in junior secondary school II took part in the study. The Basic Science Performance Test (BASPET) was used to collect pre-test and post-test scores of students in the experimental and control groups. The internal consistency of BASPET was 0.79 using Kuder-Richardson formula 21. Descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation was used to answer the research questions raised in the study, while the inferential statistics; t-test was used to test the formulated hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The results revealed that, students taught with Computer-Assisted Instructional Package (CAIP) performed significantly better than those taught with Conventional Method (CMT) at the post test stage. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that, CAIP facilitated greater learning among students. It was therefore recommended that, secondary school science students should be taught using CAIP and also, teachers should be trained to be computer literate by attending seminars, workshops involving computer training to enhance efficient performance.

 

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