Introducing Computer Aided Learning in Teaching Basic Electronics for Technical-Vocational Students

Abstract

The use of technology in the delivery of teaching and learning is vital nowadays especially in education. Computer Aided Learning Software (CALS) is basically the use of computer in the delivery of instruction with a tailored fit program intended for a specific lesson or a set of topics. The CALS software developed in this study is intended to supplement the traditional teaching methods in technical-vocational (TECH-VOC) instruction specifically the Consumer Electronics Servicing course. There are three specific objectives of this study. First is to create a learning enhancement and review materials on the selected lessons. Second, is to computerize the end-of-chapter quizzes. Third, is to generate a computerized mock exam and summative assessment. In order to obtain the objectives of the study the researcher adopted the Agile Model where the development of the study undergoes iterative and incremental process of the Software Development Life Cycle. The study conducted an acceptance testing using a survey questionnaire to evaluate the CALS. The results showed that CALS was generally interpreted as very satisfactory. To further improve the CALS it is recommended that the program be updated, enhanced and lastly, be converted from stand-alone to a client/server architecture.



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Edicio Faller, Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines

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Conference: ACTC2016
Stream: Instructional Technology

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