Comparison of Learning Achievements of the Third-Year Social Studies Students between Learning through WebQuest Instruction and Lecture-Based Instruction in the Course SS 2202304 History of Americas

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Veeravit Boonsong


This research aimed at 1) developing the WebQuest instruction for the course SS 2202304 History of Americas with the 80/80 efficiency criterion and evaluating its effectiveness index, 2) comparing learning achievements of students learning through the WebQuest instruction and those with lecture-based instruction, and 3) studying students’ satisfaction towards the developed WebQuest instruction. The sample of the study consisted of 60 third-year social studies students, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Thepsatri Rajabhat University in Lopburi Province in the first semester of the academic year 2016, selected by a cluster random sampling method. Research instruments included the WebQuest instruction, lecture-based lesson plans, a learning achievement test and a satisfaction evaluation form. Statistics for data analysis were the percentage, mean, standard deviation and t-test. Results revealed that 1)the WebQuest instruction for the course SS 2202304 History of Americas was efficient at 84.61/81.63, and effectiveness index of the WebQuest was 0.6221, indicating that the students made 62.21 percent learning progress; 2)the learning achievement of students learning through WebQuest-based instruction was higher than the achievement of those learning through lecture-based instruction at the .05 level of significance; and 3)in general, students satisfied with the WebQuest instruction at the highest level


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