EFFECTIVENESS OF E-CONTENT PACKAGE DEVELOPED FOR TEACHING BIOLOGY AT 11TH GRADE OF SCHOOLING

Shipra Rana, Dr. Nain Singh

Abstract


Recent technological advances have influenced every nook and corner of the world. The incorporation of technological aspect in school curricula is now considered a necessity. Information and Communication Technology in education has the potential to change the deep rooted pedagogical methods for teaching Biology in school. E-Content is a modern weapon to fight against the prevailing rote memorization among students for better understanding of the concepts. In view of the situation arise out of COVID-19, use of E-content in teaching and learning has pushed India a step closer in realizing the dream of digital India. The present study was undertaken to develop E-Content Package as an intervention in teaching Biology to 11th grade school students and to compare the effectiveness of this package with the existing class room practices in teaching biology. A total sample of 60 11th grade school students were exposed to different treatments namely E-Content Package (the special package designed for the purpose) and Existing Practices (ongoing classroom teaching practices in the school) of teaching Biology. The experimental and control groups formed for the purpose were assessed through their achievement scores earned at pre-test and post-test levels of learning by applying t-test. It was found that the students of the experimental group had earned higher achievement scores as compared to that of the students of control group.  Hence, the E-Content Package as an intervention of teaching Biology was proved to be highly effective tool for teaching-learning in the school. 


Keywords


E-Content Package, Biology, Effectiveness, 11th Grade of Schooling.

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