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A study on the use of interactive web-based maps in the learning and teaching of geography

Lateh, Habibah and Raman, Arumugam (2005) A study on the use of interactive web-based maps in the learning and teaching of geography. Malaysian Online Journal of Instructional Technology, 2 (3). pp. 99-105. ISSN 1823-1144

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The rapid development in information and communications technology (ICT) has changed the methodology of teaching and learning geography in secondary schools. This paper tries to study the effectiveness of using web-based interactive animated maps in geography teaching and learning. For this purpose, a web-based interactive animated map was developed. The main features of the animated map were to test the students’ ability in map reading, map feature recognition and understanding of main geographical concepts. A sample of this study consisting of 106 Form Four students (16 years old) was randomly selected and categorised into two groups. The experimental group was exposed to interactive animated maps whereas the control group used standard computer-delivered static maps without the animated features. The results of the post-test show that students using web-based interactive animated maps outperformed students using the standard computer-delivered static maps. The findings will be discussed especially those pertaining to the imbedded features of animated maps as a new approach of teaching geography that challenges and enhances student understanding.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, subjective norm, gender, computer usage, Technology Acceptance Model.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Arumugam Raman
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2015 06:24
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2015 06:24

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