Computer Assisted Instruction in Zoology in Relation to Learners’ Personality

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COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION IN ZOOLOGY IN RELATION TO LEARNERS’ PERSONALITY

*P.Ponraj
**R.Sivakumar

Abstract

The aim of this study was to find out the effectiveness of Computer Assisted Instruction in Teaching Zoology In Relation To Learners’ Personality. The sample consisted of 40 students in Control group and 40 students in Experimental group. The data were collected using appropriate tools and it was analyzed by t’ and F’ test. The finding is that the achievement scores of Experimental group Students were higher than the Control group Students.

INTRODUCTION
In those days lecture method is used as an effective tool of instruction in school even to teach science subject. Nowadays technology plays a vital role in education. The Teacher and Learner gain access to technology especially Computer and CD for improving learning outcomes. The Computer plays an important role in life-long education and enables students to acquire knowledge and explore possibilities to solve problems. Computer technology is likely to influence education enormously and can play an important role in enhancing the efficiency of the teaching-learning process, making children more creative and providing them with and individualized learning environment. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Cuddalure, Tamil Nadu. ** Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Cuddalure, Tamil Nadu.

COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION
The most exciting innovation in the Educational Technology is Computer Assisted Instruction. It is a development of systematic programmed learning and teaching machine. It is a self-instructional device with the principle of atomization. Computer Assisted Instruction as “Computer applications applied to traditional teaching methods such as drill, tutorial, demonstration, simulation and instructional games”. It is an effective media and an indispensable aid in the teaching-learning process. The instructional process carried out with the help of computer is known as Computer Assisted Instruction. It is not merely a sophisticated type of programmed instruction but a different kind of instruction altogether. It uses programmed instruction electronic data processing, data communication, concepts of audio-visual and media theory, communication theory, system theory and learning theory. Computer technology is likely to influence education enormously and can play an important role in enhancing the efficiency of the teaching-learning process. C.A.I. is perhaps the best, because it offers: • Individualized instruction

• Effective interaction with the learner and • Immediate feed back
ZOOLOGY
Zoology is the branch of biological science, specializing in the scientific study of animals. This includes their taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, ecology, genetics, morphology, histology, behavior, evolution etc. The importance of animals as food producers, pets, etc. n relation to man makes many aspects of zoology economically significant. As far as Higher Secondary Students, the subject zoology occupies very important place in both A group and B group students. Hence it is essential they should have through understanding in it. NEED FOR THY STUDY

Computer is very effective for teaching learning, analysis and evaluation. Though, the computer has flourished in many ways, there is another side in which the teacher taught through conventional method. It has been observed that there are some defects or disadvantages in conventional classroom method of teaching and learning. In this type of teaching, students have to observe classroom under tight-control and rigid supervision. It is highly laborious and time consuming. There are many...
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