Investigating the Effect of Using the Mobile Educational App as Appropriate Method of Study and Learning on Students' Educational Achievement
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Background
Students' educational success depends on various factors, one of the most important factor is applying appropriate study methods To achieve this, a mobile educational application called: "Appropriate study and learning practices for students" was designed by the researchers to investigate the effect of using educational mobile application on study habits for students' educational success.
Methods
In this quasi-experimental study, 2 groups consisting of 20 and 21 undergraduate students of Radiology at Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, in the Southwest of Iran were selected as statistical samples which then they were divided into two groups of intervention group (20 persons) and the control group (21 persons). At the beginning of the first half of the academic year of 2017-2018, this application was given to the intervention group. As the next step, at the end of the second semester of the same academic year, the mean of the students final term score of intervention group[J1]  (Who used this app) was compared with the control group (which did not use this app). Descriptive and inferential statistics were run via SPSS version 22.
Results
The results of the study showed that this application had a positive impact on students' educational improvement. Accordingly, the mean and standard deviation of the average final score of the students' academic term were 14.65 ± 1.70 for the control group and 16.95 ± 1.36 for the intervention group. These results showed a significant difference between the control group and the intervention group (P<0.001). Also, the results of the study showed that gender had no effect on increasing the mean of students' final term score in both groups (P>0.005).
Conclusion
Using the educational application of appropriate methods of study and learning had a positive impact on students' academic achievement, since it increased their final scores. Learning the appropriate methods of study and learning for students in the form of a curriculum or holding workshops and, of course, with regard to the popularity of smartphones among students, one benefit of mobile education apps can be  students' academic achievement.
Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Language:
English
Published:
Future of Medical Education Journal, Volume:9 Issue: 1, 2019
Pages:
25 - 29
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