This research aimed at discovering the
effectiveness of learner control design Vs. program control design when developing
e-learning multimedia educational computer program of Information Technology
subject matter in developing informatics competencies among 10th grade students
in Oman Sultanate. The Developmental research method was implemented. Research
hypotheses were formulated. Research sample size was (50) students selected two
random classes from one purposefully selected school. Then, the sample was
divided into two equal groups that were randomly assigned to a
Quasi-Excremental design of two experimental groups with pretest and posttest.
Two programs were designed using (Elgazzar, 2002) ISD Model: the 1st one
Learner Control design (for Experimental group 1), and the 2nd one Program
Control (for Experimental group 2). The two treatments of the instructional
program were identical in everything but the control type. Two research tools
were developed: an achievement test for the cognitive aspect of informatics
competencies, and observation checklists for the performance (skills) aspect of
informatics competencies, then these two tools were approved for validity and
reliability. The 1st author conducted the research experiment according the
experimental design Data of both research tools were processed and research
hypotheses were tested with suitable statistical procedures. Research results
revealed significant effect differences between Learner Control Design vs.
Program Control Design showing superiority of Learner Control Design in both
aspects of informatics competencies. Then the main research question has been
answered as there is an effectiveness of the design types: Learner Control and
Program Control in developing 10th graders’ informatics competencies. Tables,
Figures, References, and a list of recommendations are included in the research
Cite this paper
Al-Hasani, H. , Elgazzar, A. (2015) Learner Control Design vs. Program Control Design While Designing E-Learning Multimedia Educational Computer for 10th Grade Students in Oman Sultanate: Is There Any Effectiveness in Developing Their Informatics Competencies?. Open Journal of Social Sciences
, 49-57. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.32008
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