The results obtained

Results of TCE are presented in the following table.

Result for TAC are presented here in detail .
Table 2 contains instead a summary and the figure below a graphical representation of the same results.
Table 2
ANALISI PRE-TEST POST-TEST
Media Dev.st Media Dev.st Probabilita'
Enjoyment 20,31 3,16 21,3 2,72 0,011
Anxiety 17,17 3,16 18,22 3,44 0,015
Efficacy 22,4 2,69 23,19 1,63 0,024
Educational value 22,01 2,54 22,23 2,4 non sign.
Social value 17,68 3,02 18,04 3,16 non sign.
Technical value 23 1,84 23,47 1,65 0,04
Affective Total 122,66 11,83 126,47 11,83 0,0014

TAC results

The t-test analysis indicates that the difference reaches a statistically significant shift (p < 0.05) toward positive attitude in 6 items(out of 30).

Table 2 shows that all the traits show a shift (toward positive values) which reach a statistical significance(p < 0.05) in Enjoyment,Anxiety,Efficacy and Technical value.

The pre-test and post-test total scores differed by an amount which reached the highly significant value of p < 0.002.

Some general remarks on TCE results

  • only about 5% declares that has not understood the "general philosophy" of Internet (Question 1),while more than 80% has appreciated its usefulness in practical application( Question 2) and about 40% would like to teach to others what learned (Question 5).
  • reading(writing) Web documents was considered difficult by about 15% (18%) as it resulted from answers to question 4(Question 8).
  • there is an almost general agreement (Question 6) on the fact that the time dedicated to this activity was limited.
  • the students were in strong disagreement in considering the partecipation to the minicourse a "waste of time" (Question 7) and what learned not relevant to their future profession(Question 11).
  • For about 60% of the sample the writing of hypertext could help for a better understanding of the topics.

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