EFFECT OF ICON MODEL-BASED WHATSAPP MEDIATED INSTRUCTION ON ACHIEVEMENT OF B.ED. STUDENTS DURING CURRICULUM TRANSACTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Keywords:ICON Model, Whats App, B.Ed. Students, Curriculum Transaction, Higher Education
Higher education is the tertiary phase of learning that provides instruction to the students who are at the latter adolescents and adulthood stage preparing themselves for the real world of work. Strong higher education in any country prepares competent and skillful citizens and manpower in different streams of education. However without proper facilitation and instruction on the part of college and university teacher, the objectives an goals related to maintaining proper quality at higher education cannot be achieved especially in the college of teacher education during curriculum transaction.. In order to maintain adequate quality at higher education level innovative and effective instructional strategies must be followed by the facilitators in different colleges and universities. It is notable that students of 21st century are not interested to listen traditional method based lecturers in higher education institutions and demanding for more resourceful environment which must be based on learner centric and learning centric climate. They are taking active participation in different social websites and interacting with ICT based media for the purpose of learning and preparation of their examination. Such frequent use of social websites and Apps like Facebook, Twitter, Whats App by students at higher education creates an question in the mind of researcher that: Can such websites be used as a media for designing instruction based on Interpretation Construction Model for facilitating students of Higher Education in terms of improving their achievement by satisfying their learning need and demands in 21st century ? As a teacher of Higher education, an experimental research has been carried out at Nabakrushna Choudhary college of teacher education by the researcher for exploring the effectiveness of one innovative and instructional strategy i.e. ICON model based Whats App Mediated instruction on achievement B.Ed.students.
The main objective of the study was to find out the effect of ICON Model based Whats App mediated instruction on achievement of B.Ed. students. Post Test only Experimental research methodology has been carried out to conduct the study. It is found that thee exist significant difference in between control group and experimental group with respect to achievement of B.Ed students. It is suggested that in higher education system Whats App can be utilized as an effective media for using ICON model of constructivism.
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