Trends of Students of the College of Basic Science towards Teaching the Course of Athletics and Health by Using Computer Technology in the World Islamic Sciences and Education University (WISE)

By Salameh, Ibrahim Abdul Ghani; Khawaldeh, Mohammad Falah Ali | International Education Studies, November 2014 | Go to article overview

Trends of Students of the College of Basic Science towards Teaching the Course of Athletics and Health by Using Computer Technology in the World Islamic Sciences and Education University (WISE)


Salameh, Ibrahim Abdul Ghani, Khawaldeh, Mohammad Falah Ali, International Education Studies


Abstract

The Study aimed at identifying the trends of the students of basic sciences College in the World Islamic Sciences and Education University towards teaching health and sport course by using computer technology as a teaching method, and to identify also the impact of the variables of academic level and the gender on the students' trends. The study sample was selected among 140 male and female students (65 males and 75 females) from Basic Science College in The World Islamic Sciences and Education University in order to test the hypotheses of the study, a questionnaire was made to suite the nature of study objectives to identify the students' attitudes towards using computer in teaching health and sport course. Wherein statistical processors were used: (SMA, standard deviation, (T-Test) and results of the analysis were as follows: There are positive attitudes towards teaching health and sport course by using computer technology as a teaching method, as well as the computing experience has a statistically significant impact on the students' attitudes towards using computer. Also the lack of statistically significant differences in the male and female students' trends towards using computer technology attributed to the academic level as a teaching method.

Keywords: trends, course of athletics and health, computer technology

1. Introduction and Significance

Scientific development and technology are considered a basic part in the life of humans, for scientific technologies and modern educational means assisted on improving and developing learning and educational operation. It became with a clear effect on the teaching and educational process. This technology significance became bigger after the advent of the (Internet services, World Wide Web-WWW), (Digital library), (Interactive TV), Electronic Learning), (Video Conferences), (Virtual Library and Museums). Therefore, these tools and apparatuses are considered a basic part for the academicians and students; they motivate them for positive participation and getting knowledge and communication with others at different parts of life.

The computer apparatuses and the Internet entered the fields of education and scientific research to enrich the educational process at its different levels, and it is not possible to escort development and change in this life too far. The developed countries did many changes and modifications on the content of its educational methods, styles of teaching, and means and activities of educational technology and on preparing instructors to escort development and scientific progress, and this change added to the instmctors and learner roles and new responsibilities were unavailable before. The learner became an active researcher seeking adaptation, coexisting and interacting with occurring developments at the field of technology and communications, and it is effective element in developing himself and his community. But the instructor, his role became a designer of the educational environment, and works activity on using the modern educational styles which share in developing his students' abilities, higher thinking skills and skills of solving problems and decision-making through the Internet.

And due to what the computer is characterized with traits and characteristics distinguished it from other educational means, it entered as a computer assisted instruction-CAI at a great number of the world states and at an extensive haste, and the most important of these traits are:

- Variety in showing styles of information to the learner, the thing that takes him far away from feeling with boredom.

- Easiness in getting and reaching to information from all over the world, and check up opinions and points of view of scholars, researchers and specialists at all fields.

- Organizing both operations of thinking and learning at the learner, and the learner actual joining in the educational operation, that made him positive and towards learning. …

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