The effect of cooperative and individual learning on academic achievement in Information Technology fundamental

Rouhollah Khodabandelou*, Leila Karimi

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As the world grows to become more complex, many concepts have changed. For example, one can refer to the change in the concepts of instruction and learning. This change has been posted by Behaviorism to Constructivism in the last decade and has been emphasized globally to improve the process of teaching and learning. This study compared the effect of cooperative learning and individual learning in the academic achievement in Information Technology (IT) fundamentals. These basis include Basic Concept of Information Technology, Using the Computer and Managing Files, Information and Communication, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation and Database. The main goal of this study is to explore the evaluation and comparative aspects of these two methods. The research method used in this study is Quasi-Experimental. A group of forty high school students has been chosen as respondents. They were divided into two groups, one group of Cooperative Learning and the other of Individual Learning and were taught three out of seven IT skills. These skills were Word, Excel and Power Point; taught for a period of two months. The study was conducted in a public school using a pre-test/post-test design. The results of the study have shown that the group taught using Cooperative Learning did better in academic achievement of IT fundamentals than the Individual Learning group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1730-1734
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Achievement
  • Cooperative learning
  • Individual learning
  • Information technology fundamental

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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