Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 34, Pages: 1-8
Ernie C. Avila1* and Mary Kris S. Lavadia2
*Author for correspondence
Ernie C. Avila
Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Ragay Branch, 4410, Philippines;
Objectives: To evaluate the Acceptability and Effectiveness of Academic Podcasts in Science, an experiment was carried out to determine its effects in improving the academic performance of Second Year BSOA and BSBA students of PUPRagay. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The study developed a podcasts as teaching strategy in Biology for Reproduction, Respiratory system, and Heredity and Genetics that was evaluated by 10 science teachers as Jurors; and was laid out in quasi-experimental research design employing pre-test post-test control group, and taught in the following treatments: n1 (Control group) -50 students; n2 (experimental group) -50 students both with 25 males : 25 female students. Findings: Findings revealed that the researchers-made academic podcasts were Highly Acceptable in terms of objectives, content, language-level, time frame, and assessment; there was a highly significant improvement in the performance of the experimental group (Z = 10.980 > 0.001); and their performance highly differed with the control group (Z = 1.6606 > 0.001). The paper concludes that it can improve the academic performance compared with the students who utilized regular textbooks that can be used to change the shift toward e-learning in the Philippines basic education setting. The facts that improved academic performance of students was observed proves that academic podcasts can be used in teaching college science subjects, which points to more self-paced and self-directed learning which depend highly on the students’ exposure to the said technology. Application/Improvements: Generally, the use of academic podcasts in teaching tertiary science could highly improve students’ retention and comprehension, making them more competitive and knowledgeable of the important science concepts.
Keywords: Academic Podcasts, Development, Acceptability and effectiveness of academic podcasts, Tertiary Science
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