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THE USE OF MOBILE LEARNING AT ARABIAN GULF UNIVERSITY GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAM AND ITS EFFECT ON DEVELOPING STUDENTS’ HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS


Authors: Alajab Mohammed Alajab
Abstract: This study investigates the use of mobile learning for teaching a graduate study course at the Arabian Gulf University and testing its effect on gifted education diploma and masters’ program students’ higher order thinking skills. To achieve objectives of the study, a developmental research method with one experimental group in a pre-test post-test with a quasi experimental research design, on a sample of 19 male and female students enrolled in creativity (Psych.533) graduate course during the second semester of the academic year 2014/2015. The course learning outcomes was generated, and a list of instructional design criteria was build. Based on the generated design criteria, a connectivist mobile learning environment was developed and placed on the Arabian Gulf University learning management system “MOODLE”. For data collection a scale on high order thinking skills developed by Callahan, Covert, Aylesworth and Vanco (1981) which was translated by Fakhrou, Alsheikh & Louri (1998) was administrated before and after the experiment. Data analysis revealed statistically significant differences (I ? 0.05) between means of pre and post application gain in high order thinking skills. Such gain was in favor of the post application. Based on finding of the study, relevant recommendations were made, and suggested studies were proposed.
Keywords: Mobile learning, Connectivisim theory of learning, Instructional development, Higher order thinking skills, Development research, Gifted education, Creativity.
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Published in: Humanities and Social Sciences Review,;Vol. 5(No. 3):16
URL: http://universitypublications.net/hssr/0503/html/B6R31.xml
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