EFFECT OF COMPUTER ANIMATION ON SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ INTEREST IN BIOLOGY IN ANAMBRA STATE
Keywords:Computer Animation, School, Students, Interest, Biology
The study investigated the effect of computer animation on secondary school students’ interest in Biology in Anambra State. The study was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. Quasi-experimental pre-test, post-test non-equivalent control group research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consisted of 20,836 SS1 students made up of 9,737 males and 11,099 females in 2022/2023 academic session in Anambra State. Multistage sampling procedure was used to draw the sample size of 655 SS1 students for the study. The instrument titled Biology Interest Scale (BIS)’’, validated by three experts with a reliability coefficient of 0 0.88 was used for data collection. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions and ANCOVA was used to test the hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed among others that the students taught biology using computer animation yielded greater interest mean gain score than those taught using expository method. It was also reported that there is significant difference in the mean interest scores of students taught biology using computer animation and that of those taught using expository method in favour of computer animation. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that Biology teachers should utilize computer animation in teaching the subject to increase interest of students. Conclusion was drawn and suggestions for further studies in the related area were preferred.
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