Influence of Learning Technologies on Learning Effectiveness

Susita Asree, PhD, Mohamed Zain, PhD

Abstract


Using various learning technologies aimed at making course delivery more effective has become increasingly more popular in higher education. Use of such technologies can assist students in understanding abstract and/or difficult concepts such as those covered in Operations Management (OM) course. While the use of technology is generally viewed favorably by instructors in terms of enhancing teaching effectiveness, less is known about students’ perceptions of how such technologies influence their individual academic performance or career preparation. This study analyzes data from 186 undergraduate students enrolled in an OM course to examine the effectiveness of three pedagogical methods -- traditional, multimedia, and online methods – in contributing to their performance in the class. Their perceptions of career benefits from such learning experience are also investigated. The findings show that a more comprehensive or a hybrid approach that incorporates all the three pedagogical methods can indeed improve students’ performance in the classroom. They also benefit the students in their career preparation.

Keywords


Career preparedness; Learning technology; Operations Management; Student performance.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/ijbsr.v2i3.175

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