Using Tablet PCs in Teaching

Sarita Veeraragavoodoo

Abstract


Abstract: This research purposes is prove the impact of adopting tablet PCs on enhancement of teach-ing in secondary schools of Mauritius. The research was conducted by mixed method which comprised of quantitative and qualitative approaches for the data gathering process in Mauritius schools. A sam-ple of 400 participants were asked to participate to answer the questionnaire and the data captured was analyzed using software and it is restricted to reliability analysis, descriptive statistics analysis, correla-tion analysis, and custom tables’ analysis for the quantitative data. As for the qualitative data, the reac-tions collected from teachers convoked for the focus group which was analyzed and reflected upon. Results from the studies and researches have shown more positive impacts than negative ones which affect teaching in secondary schools of Mauritius. The best means, therefore, is to resort to applying Tablet PCs within education to promote teaching for efficiency and effectiveness.
Key Words: tablet PCs, secondary schools, teaching


Abstrak: Tujuan penelitian ini adalah membuktikan dampak adopsi tablet pada peningkatan pengajaran di sekolah menengah Mauritius. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode campuran yang terdiri dari pendekat-an kuantitatif dan kualitatif untuk proses pengumpulan data di sekolah Mauritius. Sebanyak 400 peserta diminta untuk menjawab kuesioner dan data yang diambil dianalisis dengan menggunakan perangkat lunak dan hanya terbatas pada analisis reliabilitas, analisis statistik deskriptif, analisis korelasi, dan analisis tabel khusus untuk data kuantitatif. Adapun data kualitatif, reaksi yang dikumpulkan dari guru pada pertemuan kelompok fokus yang dianalisis dan tercermin. Hasil dari penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa dampak positif lebih banyak daripada dampak negatif yang mempengaruhi pengajaran di sekolah menengah Mauritius. Oleh karena itu, cara terbaik untuk mempromosikan pengajaran efisien dan efek-tif adalah dengan menggunakan aplikasi Tablet PC.
Kata kunci: komputer tablet, sekolah menengah, pengajaran


Keywords


tablet PCs; secondary schools; teaching

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