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Pages: 3596-3600
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0930

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

DEVELOPING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT TEST FOR DYNED MOBILE EDUCATION SOFTWARE

M. Inceoglu, S. Kayahan

Ege University (TURKEY)
In recent years, especially the rapid development of information technologies has given a new dimension to education. The first use of portable IT tools in foreign language learning began in the 1980s, and learning with this technique was called Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL).

Dyned, which is a combination of Dynamic and Education words, is an effective English language training software applied in several countries of the world. Dyned's courses cover all proficiency levels and include a range of age-appropriate courses, from kids in school to adults in university, corporate, aviation or other vocational settings. Ministries of Education have approved Dyned courses in several countries. With the aim of developing an effective training process, it has been developed to allow students to work on computers or portable devices on their own, as well as to provide instructor-led work in the classroom. Dyned is a modular system. It is composed of two levels, and each level includes eight chapters. The teacher can allow access to each level manually or make/suggest? students to attend proficiency test. According to the percentage of completion of chapters, the teacher can allow access to the next chapter. Dyned is applied in all official 12th grade levels in Turkey since the 2008 - 2009 academic year.

The aim of this study is to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool that demonstrates the achievements of 10th grade students in Dyned Mobile educational software, by taking the test development steps into account. For this purpose, Dyned software has been examined in detail by field experts. The benefits of the module coincide with the objectives of the Secondary English training program in Turkey. Subject analysis studies have been made for the test to be developed. After the completion of content analysis, determination of critical behaviors has begun. Behaviors expected to be earned through education should be included in the test. Expert opinions were consulted when decision was made on critical behaviors in order to ensure high coverage validity of the test. Target behaviors are presented in the specification table. The specification table was created with experts from the field of ELT (English Language Teaching). When the specification table was made, the Ministry of Education 10th grade English course framework and Dyned software were compared.

The result is that the content of the Dyned software is suitable for the frame program. A total of 50 multiple-choice questions, 5 of which measure each target behavior, were prepared by four field experts (Each of the field experts are English teachers of Anatolian High Schools with at least 7 years of experience). In addition, it was confirmed that the questions were directed towards the target behavior by taking different expert opinions during the preparation of the questions. The questions were distributed appropriately within the test and a 50-question test was prepared. The test was applied to 369 11th grade students studying at a Anatolian High School in Çiğli, İzmir. In the analysis of the items tested, the answers given by all students to each item were scored. The views of the surveying experts have been consulted in the course of which questions will be put into the academic achievement test. Selected questions have been added to the final test. As a result, a valid and reliable measuring instrument consisting of 40 questions for Dyned software has been developed.
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title = {DEVELOPING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT TEST FOR DYNED MOBILE EDUCATION SOFTWARE},
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M. Inceoglu, S. Kayahan (2018) DEVELOPING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT TEST FOR DYNED MOBILE EDUCATION SOFTWARE, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 3596-3600.
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