THE EFFECT OF MULTIMEDIA SUPPORTED WEB BASED WORKBOOK ON THE SIXTH GRADERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD INTERNET

E. Akpinar1, A. Karadeniz2

1Dokuz Eylul University (TURKEY)
2Anadolu University (TURKEY)
The aim of this study is to develop multimedia-supported web-based workbook and investigate its effects on students’ attitudes towards internet. In this regard, "Matter and Heat" was chosen from 6th grade Science and Technology Course Workbook as an example of the learning area. Quasi-experimental method was used in the study. This research was conducted with 102 sixth grade students attending two different secondary schools in Artvin at spring semester of the 2010-2011 school year. While the experimental groups were using multimedia-supported web-based workbook, the control groups continued normal instruction.
As a data collection tools, an attitude scale towards internet (three factor) was administered to all students (experimental and control groups) in two schools as pre-tests and post-tests. Additionally, some students in experimental groups were asked to write their opinions about the educational software developed by the researcher. As a result, the experimental groups’ attitudes toward internet scores are higher than that of students in the control groups. The students in experimental groups have also positive views about the educational software.