Development and evaluation of computer-based lectures for general biology

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Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education Major in Biology

Subject Categories

Biology | Curriculum and Instruction


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Science Education

Thesis Adviser

Bee Ching U. Ong

Defense Panel Chair

Maricar S. Prudente

Defense Panel Member

Emelina H. Mandia
Melecio C. Deauna
Milagros L. Relon
Josefina De Jesus


This inquiry designs and evaluates computer-based lectures in General Biology and determines the correlates and predictors of performance of students exposed to these modules compared to the traditional lecture method. Seven computer-based modules were developed, evaluated and used in teaching General Biology. Teacher-made questionnaires were used to gather the students' personal background information and assess their learning styles, perception of science, aptitude in Biology and attitude. Aptitude-related factors were taken from the official records in Central Luzon State University (CLSU).The identified predictors of performance of the computer-based lecture participants were ratings in CAT Science, pretest scores, attitude after the treatment and annual family income. The predictors of performance of those from the traditional lecture were pretest scores, CAT Science ratings, and attitude after the treatment and gender. The evaluators perceived the modules to have good objectives and content. The modules were also found to have instructional and technical quality and observed to be significant and effective.Significant relationships were established between education of parents, annual family income, learning stylea and modality, CAT ratings and pretest among participants exposed to computer-based lectures and performance in Biology. Significant relationship was noted between gender, education of father, learning and style and modality, CAT ratings, pretest score and attitude before the lecture among students under the traditional lecture method and performance in Biology.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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131 leaves, 28 cm.


Biology--Study and teaching; Teaching--Methods; Programmed instruction; Educational technology; Computer-assisted instruction; Curriculum evaluation

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