The purpose of present study is to investigate the impacts of incorporating Edmodo as educational network, into a classroom setting on academic achievement of Biology students based on three types of conceptual level comprises of direct, simple, and complex concept. Researcher intended to seek for the reason of improvement in their achievement test for all the three types of conceptual level. A total of 140 Biology students were selected from three secondary schools which were chosen using convenient random sampling to participate in this study and were divided randomly into two groups. A mixed methods design which involved pretest-and post-test was obtained as quantitative data and follow-up with in-depth interview was obtained as qualitative data. Mann–Whitney U tests were used to analyze students’ gain scores. The results indicated that students that were instructed by the instruction with intervention performed a larger on the gain scores of all the three cognitive level; than those instructed by the conventional approaches. Five themes of reason for difference on gain score between control group and experimental group were found from interview data which encompass self-paced learning, boredom, complex conceptual understanding, interesting and motivation, extra information and ; communication and interactivity. This educational network will permeate all facets of the curriculum as new paradigm of teaching tools.
Chee Ken Nee, Univesiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chee Ken Nee, received his bachelor degree in Science with Education from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia in 2008 and currently is graduate student in Master degree in Science Education with Information Communication Technology from Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is interested in researches in fields of education and training especially in information communication technology (MScEd with ICT).