The Effect of Computer-Mediated Instruction and WebQuest on Pre-service Business Education Teachers’ Self-directed Learning Readiness and Teaching Performance

Authors

  • Hamdy Abdelaziz Tanta University

Keywords:

Business education, computer-mediated instruction, WebQuest, selfdirected learning readiness, teaching performance

Abstract

Problem: Egyptian business education programs still adopt traditional ways that do not incorporate new educational technology and Web applications into teaching. This study investigates the effect of using computer-mediated instruction and WebQuest on pre-service business education teachers’ self-directed learning readiness and teaching performance. Research Questions: What is the effect of using computer-mediated instruction and WebQuest on pre-service business education teachers’ self-directed learning readiness? What is the effect of using computer-mediated instruction and WebQuest on pre-service business education teachers’ teaching performance? What is the effect of pre-service business education teachers’ self-directed learning readiness on teaching performance? Research Method: True experimental with randomized subject pre-test and post-test control group design. Data Collection Procedures: Two instruments were applied: self-directed learning readiness scale and teaching performance observation checklist. Results: There is a significant difference between the experimental and the control group on self-directed learning readiness and teaching performance. This difference was in favor of the experimental group. Conclusions and Recommendations: Using computermediated instruction and WebQuest became a needed approach to improve pre-service business education teacher’s’ performance and quality of teaching. Integrating computer technology and WebQuest in teaching is a highly recommended strategy to help Egyptian business teachers to be self-directed and life-long learners.  

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Published

2023-06-16

How to Cite

Abdelaziz, H. (2023). The Effect of Computer-Mediated Instruction and WebQuest on Pre-service Business Education Teachers’ Self-directed Learning Readiness and Teaching Performance. Journal of Research In Business Education, 54(1), 1-15. https://jrbe.nbea.org/index.php/jrbe/article/view/79

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