International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Authors: Ms. P. V. Ramanakumari , Ms. P. V. Manjula
Computer can play vital role in learning process as it can work with the imagination of students. The concept of Place value is a fundamental mathematical concept in the studentsâ€™ mathematics learning. A conceptual analysis and explication of the concept of "place-value" points to a more effective method of teaching it. Pupil with hearing loss face many problems in the learning process. Their inability to hear or the hearing of little sound and speech initiateâ€™s adverse academic implications that leads to their underperformance. Lack of adequate input brings about a delay in abstract reasoning necessary for effective academic performance. Computer assisted instruction plays very important role in this situation. The present study aimed at developing computer aided instruction (CAI) for teaching the concept of place value to primary school children with hearing impairment and also studying its effectiveness in teaching the concept. Two matched groups, one using CAI and the other in the traditional method were employed in the study. The pre- and post- test carried out on the two groups showed that the group which used computer assisted learning program performed significantly better than the group that used traditional methods in both the speed of learning as well as practical usage of the concept.