The Efficiency of Virtual Museum in Development of Grade Eight Students’ Achievements and Attitudes towards Archaeology in Oman

Volume 4 Issue 4
Nada Ali Ambusaidi Ahmed Hamad Al-Rabaani
Pages: 496-503 Download Count : 220 View Count: 353 DOI Number . Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


This study investigates the effectiveness of using virtual museum in teaching social studies for the development of eighth grade students’ achievement and attitudes towards archaeology. A quasi-experimental study was conducted with a sample of 60 females, comprising one experimental and one control group (each consisting of 30 students). The experimental group was taught by virtual museum, while the control group was taught by the traditional method. The data was collected by administering an achievement test with thirty questions and a 43-item attitudinal scale. The validity of these instruments was checked by a panel of judges and reliability was examined using Cronbach’s alpha: (.712) for the test and (.891) for the scale. The results showed significant differences (α=0.05) between the means of the groups in favor of experimental groups in achievement test and attitudes towards archaeology and towards using museum in teaching. The study thus indicates that the use of virtual museums is beneficial in providing a supportive and encouraging learning environment.

Keywords

  • Virtual museum
  • social studies
  • achievement
  • Oman
  • Grade eight students
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