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A check list for evaluating persuasive features of mathematics courseware

Aris, Baharuddin and Gharbaghi, Alireza and Ahmad, Maizah Hura and Rosli, Mohd. Shafie (2013) A check list for evaluating persuasive features of mathematics courseware. International Education Studies, 6 (9). pp. 125-134. ISSN 1913-9020

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ies.v6n9p125

Abstract

The main propose of this study is to introduce a check list for evaluating persuasive features of mathematics courseware. Since, mathematics is a source of anxiety among students (Zeidner & Matthews, 2010), this research is an attempt to employ persuasive features that can be used in mathematics courseware. Specifically, we sought to determine criteria that are important for persuading learners; and to ascertain persuasive factors have this ability that employed in computer based mathematics learning. These features originated 13 different prior persuasive models, theories, and approaches that are categorized in seven groups. Content Analysis was used to extract 16 features. For reporting results of Content Analysis method, were conducted 9 research steps. In the next step, the check list was prepared by using extracted persuasive principals with 16 criteria. So, three of more popular mathematics courseware in Iran, were evaluated by new designed check list; and are reported the results. The results have shown the most popular mathematics courseware which its name is "Kusha & Misha", could only earned approximately half of check list points. Two others courseware only be able to obtain a third of persuasive points. Totally, it can be concluded that, with more regard to the persuasion, perhaps we can overcome on negative attitudes toward mathematics in school students.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:check list, negative attitude toward mathematics, persuasion, persuasive technology
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:49766
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:02 Dec 2015 10:08
Last Modified:30 Nov 2018 14:55

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