Title: Role of technology in science classrooms: an exploratory study of Pakistan

Authors: Zeeshan Iqbal; Aisha Sami

Addresses: Department of Commerce, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan ' Department of Psychology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

Abstract: Knowledge of science has its own demanding place in the current competitive world. Students have shown lack of interest and sufficient knowledge about the science subjects including Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Multimedia audio-visual aids play important role in enhancing the classroom learning. Even though, these multimedia audio-visual aids are not being fully utilised in Pakistani education system. This study was conducted to illustrate the importance of using multimedia audio-visual aids in the classrooms especially during teaching physics, chemistry and biology at secondary schools of Pakistan. The researchers employed purposive sampling technique for this study and the sample size was 240 students. Primary data was collected by using observation method and conducting interviews. Collected data were analysed by using both quantitative and qualitative data analyse methods and presented in a descriptive way. Findings revealed that using multimedia audio-visual aids in the classrooms is an effective strategy that makes students active, maintains a high level of interest in the lesson and encourages students to participate in the classrooms and thus leads towards better learning.

Keywords: technology; audio-visual aids; education; secondary schools; Pakistan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2020.106281

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2020 Vol.12 No.2, pp.115 - 126

Received: 29 Jun 2018
Accepted: 21 Oct 2018

Published online: 02 Apr 2020 *

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