Author(s): M. Baidoo, Y. Ameyaw, J. N. Annan
Download Full PDF
Read Complete Article
Volume 11 - Apr 2022
The purpose of the study was to examine the efficacy of padlet instructional tool on students’ engagement and perception in the teaching and learning of some ecological concept in the Accra Metropolitan of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Three research hypotheses guided the study and tested at 0.05 level of significance. A quasi-experimental design was used. A total sample of One Hundred and two (102) elective biology Senior High School students comprising sixty-seven (67) males and thirty-five (35) females were purposively sampled and used for the study. Two instruments were used for data collection in the study, namely; Students’ Engagement and Collaboration Checklist (SECC), and Students’ Perceptions on Padlet Tool Questionnaire (SPPTQ). The data collected from the study were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics such as mean and standard deviation, Krukal-Wallis test analysis, chi-square test analysis (cross-tabulation) together with mean and box plots. The result of the study revealed that students in both padlet tool instructional groups 1 and 2 performed better in terms of engagement and collaboration in class during the teaching and learning of the ecological concepts as compared to their counterparts in the conventional lecture-based instructional group. Therefore, padlet instructional approach is efficacious in enhancing students’ engagement, participation and collaboration. The study results again indicated that the padlet group students had very positive perception about the use of Padlet as an instructional tool and find it a suitable tool for teaching and learning of ecological concepts. The result further revealed a relationship between the students’ perception and their ICT background knowledge (p-value =.019) towards the use of Padlet tool in teaching and learning of ecological concepts. It was noted that almost all the students with good ICT background expressed a very positive/positive perception towards the use of Padlet. From the findings, a conclusion is drawn that the biology teachers and students should be encouraged to use padlet instructional tool in the teaching and learning of ecological concepts.
Padlet Instructional Tool, Engagement and Collaborative Skills, Student Perception, Ecological Concepts
- Barkley, E. F., & Major, C. H. (2010). Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. John Wiley & Sons.
- Becker, A. B. (2015). A metal-model of student engagement: The roles of student motivation and active learning. Conference Paper. Ireland International Conference on Education. Dublin.
- Beltrán-Martín, I. (2019). Using Padlet for Collaborative Learning. 5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.4995/head19.2019.9188.
- Dewitt, D., Alias, N., Siraj, S., & Hutagalung, F. (2014). Designing Instruction for Knowledge Management Processes Using a Wiki. Taylor & Francis Group Netherland, 2-106
- Ellis, D. 2015. Using Padlet to Increase Engagement in Lectures. Paper presented at the 195-XIII. Retrieved from httpsearch. proquest.comdocview1728004496accountid=1464
- England, S. (2017). Tech for the Modern EFL Student: Collaborate and Motivate with Padlet. Accents Asia, 9(2), 56-60. Retrieved from http://www.issues.accentsasia.org/issues/9-2/England.pdf.
- Fuchs, B. 2014. The writing is on the wall: using Padlet for whole-class engagement. LOEX Quarterly 40(4), 7- 9. Retrieved from http://uknowledge.uky.edu/libraries_facpub/240 Gallup, Inc. (2013). U.S. overall: Gallup Student Poll Results. 1-6.
- Garnham, W.A., & Betts, T. (2018). The Padlet Project: Transforming Student Engagement in Foundation Year Seminars. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 11(2)
- Jennifer, R. Nichols. (2019). Four Essential Rules of 21st-Century Learning.
- Jung, Y., & Lee, J. (2018). Learning Engagement and Persistence in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS). Computers & Education, 122, 9-22.
- Kleinsmith, C., Lynn. G. (2017). The effects of using Padlet on the academic performance and engagement of students in a fifth grade basic skills mathematics classroom. Theses and Dissertations. 2403. https://rdw.rowan.edu/etd/2403
- Mahmud, M. Z. (2019) Students’ Perceptions of Using Padlet as a Learning Tool for English Writing. Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching, 7(2), 29-39.
- Md Deni, R. A., & Zainal, I. Z. (2017). I love it but i don’t use it: Students’ perceptions on the use of padlet as an educational tool for learning. The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology. Special Issue for INTE 2017, 7-13.
- Miller, T. (2009) Formative computer‐based assessment in higher education: The effectiveness of feedback in supporting student learning. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 34(2), pp. 181–192. doi: 10.1080/02602930801956075.
- Morin, D., Thomas, J. D. E., & Saadé, R. G. (2015). Fostering problem-solving in a virtual environment. Journal of Information Technology Education Research, 14, 339-362. Retrieved from http://www.jite.org/documents/Vol14/JITEv14ResearchP339-362Morin2031.pdf
- Rashid, A. A., Yunus, M. M., & Wahi, W. (2019). Using Padlet for Collaborative Writing among ESL Learners. Creative Education, 10, 610-620. Received: January 8, 2019 https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2019.103044.
- Shaffer, D. M & Collura, M. J. (2009) Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Personal Response System in the Classroom, Teaching of Psychology, 36:4, 273-277, DOI: 10.1080/00986280903175749
- Thum, C. (2019). Experimental Learning for Business Law with Padlet in an Undergraduate Classroom. WEI International Academic Conference Proceedings, 69.
- Weller, A. (2013) The use of Web 2.0 technology for pre-service teacher learning in science education. Research in Teacher Education, 3(2), 40–46.
- Yáñez-Aldecoa, C., Okada, A., & Palau, R. (2015). New Learning Scenarios for the 21st Century Related to Education, Culture and Technology. RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal, 12(2), 87. https://doi.org/10.7238/rusc.v12i2.2454.
- Ysseldyke, J., Betts, J., Thill, T., & Hannigan, E. (2004) Use of an instructional management system to improve mathematics skills for students in title I programs. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 48(4),10–14. doi:10.3200/psfl.48.4.10-14.
- Zhi, L., & Su, M. (2016). Enhance Collaborative Learning by Visualizing Process of Knowledge building with Padlet. Proceedings - 2015 International Conference of Educational Innovation through Technology, 1, 221-225. https://doi.org/10.1109/EITT.2015.54.
Cite this Article:
International Journal of Sciences is Open Access Journal.
This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.
Author(s) retain the copyrights of this article, though, publication rights are with Alkhaer Publications.