Title: Using QR-Code in a green technology module to foster motivation and independent learning

Authors: Mohamad Sattar Rasul; Rose Amnah Abd Rauf; Azlin Norhaini Mansor; Haryanti Mohd Affandi

Addresses: Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia ' Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Malaysia ' Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia ' Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Abstract: Green technology education is a process of inculcating awareness and informing people about the interdependency and fragility of life on earth. Exploitation of the earth's resources and abuse of the environment is a significant problem that must be addressed at all levels of society. Thus, the purpose of this research is to develop and test a blended learning module on green technology using QR-Codes to enhance students' motivation and independent learning. The study used an experimental approach designed to investigate the effectiveness of the module, involving 103 students that were divided into two treatment groups and one control group. Students who were taught using the blended learning module showed higher achievement scores with significant improvement in learning motivation and independent learning skills. This study has proven that the blended learning module is user-friendly and makes learning and referencing easy and interesting.

Keywords: green technology; quick response code; QR-Code; self-regulated learning; independent learning; blended learning; students' motivation; environmental awareness; mobile learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2017.085920

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2017 Vol.22 No.2, pp.177 - 197

Available online: 08 Aug 2017 *

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