Improving short-term academic performance in the flipped classroom using dynamic geometry software

Chak Him FUNG, Kin Keung POON, Michael BESSER, Ming-Chung FUNG

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Abstract

Background Study: The effects of the flipped classroom (FC) on students' academic performance remain ambiguous, and the use of pre-class videos may be one of the main factors hindering students' progress. A software package called GeoGebra has been proposed as a substitute for pre-class videos to aid students' learning. 

Objective: This study investigates the effect of the FC using GeoGebra (FCG) on mathematical performance and memory among senior secondary students. 

Methods: One hundred and sixty students of a senior high school in China were selected. A quasi-experimental design was implemented in which the classes were split into the intervention group (FCG), control group A (FCV) and control group B (TL) by random assignment. Pretest, Post-test 1 and Post-test 2 were introduced. 

Results and Conclusion: The results indicate that both the FCG and the FC with pre-class videos (FCV) were more effective than traditional lectures in enhancing students' academic test scores, and that the effect of the FCG was comparable to its video counterpart, F(2, 136) = 3.752, ρ = 0.026, η2 = 0.052. Although their effects were similar, the qualitative results revealed some hidden benefits associated with the replacement of pre-class video with GeoGebra. Furthermore, although they were equally effective in promoting students' performance in the short-term, the long-term effects on academic performance of both forms of FC were non-significant when compared with traditional lectures. Copyright © 2023 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)775-786
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Volume40
Issue number2
Early online dateNov 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2024

Citation

Fung, C.-H., Poon, K.-K., Besser, M., & Fung, M.-C. (2024). Improving short-term academic performance in the flipped classroom using dynamic geometry software. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 40(2), 775-786. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12914

Keywords

  • Academic performance
  • Flipped classroom
  • GeoGebra
  • Mathematics
  • Memory

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