Impact of Multimedia Technology Integrated Instruction on Students’ Learning Satisfaction in Bhutanese Classroom

Kuenzang Dorji*
Periodicity:December - February'2022

Abstract

In the present world of technology, students grow up with technological devices at home and in the school, which revolutionize the way they learn. Future education technology shall transform teaching and learning by providing teachers and students a variety of new devices to work with.  Thus, this study was designed to investigate the effects of using multimedia technology aided instruction on learning satisfaction of students studying in upper primary level in one of the countryside schools in Bhutan. A mixed mode of research methodology was adopted for the study. The study involved 45 students following purposive sampling technique. Over the period of three months, the participants were taught at least three lessons of science in a week using multimedia technology. Instruments such as questionnaire and open-ended questions were used to assemble the data. The quantitive data assembled from the questionnaire were analyzed and inferred using inferential statistics t-test with p<0.05 of significance and descriptive statistics mean and standard deviation. While qualitative data from open-ended questions were analyzed using Grounded theory coding system. The analysis of the quantitative and qualitative data revealed that students were highly satisfied in learning science through multimedia technology as it not only made lessons easier to apprehend and lively to participate but also stimulating and enjoyable. Further, the inferential statistics revealed that male and female students had same degree of learning satisfaction. Hence, researcher stipulated that integration of multimedia technology aided instruction had immense positive impact on uplifting the learning satisfaction of the students. The findings of this study were intended to inform curriculum developers, instructional leaders and teachers with hands on evidence should they propose pedagogical shift with integration of multimedia technology in classroom teaching and learning.

Keywords

Impact, Multimedia Technology, Learning Satisfaction, Science

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