Title

Determining Which Form of Social Media Allows for the Most Effective Internet Based Learning

Author(s)

Jackson McFadden

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Computer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine which format of internet-based media allows students to acquire the most information in a short period of time. It was hypothesized that watching a Youtube video would produce the largest difference between pre and post exposure knowledge from participants, because it is the most complex format of internet-based media in the study. It was also hypothesized that the blog post would produce the smallest difference between pre and post exposure knowledge from participants, because it is the most basic format of internet-based media used in this study. Participants had 10 minutes to complete a short prior-knowledge assessment on basic first-aid procedures. They were then allowed 10 minutes to interact with the media that their group was assigned, and were lastly given 10 minutes to complete a post-exposure assessment to determine the difference between the groups. An ANOVA test revealed that there was a statistical difference between the means, F(4,45)= 5.1, p>0.05. It can be concluded that exposure to the social medium impacted the participants' performance significantly, with accuracy increasing anywhere from 14-25% between pre and post-exposure assessments.

Location

Furman Hall 109

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 9:15 AM

Determining Which Form of Social Media Allows for the Most Effective Internet Based Learning

Furman Hall 109

The purpose of this study was to determine which format of internet-based media allows students to acquire the most information in a short period of time. It was hypothesized that watching a Youtube video would produce the largest difference between pre and post exposure knowledge from participants, because it is the most complex format of internet-based media in the study. It was also hypothesized that the blog post would produce the smallest difference between pre and post exposure knowledge from participants, because it is the most basic format of internet-based media used in this study. Participants had 10 minutes to complete a short prior-knowledge assessment on basic first-aid procedures. They were then allowed 10 minutes to interact with the media that their group was assigned, and were lastly given 10 minutes to complete a post-exposure assessment to determine the difference between the groups. An ANOVA test revealed that there was a statistical difference between the means, F(4,45)= 5.1, p>0.05. It can be concluded that exposure to the social medium impacted the participants' performance significantly, with accuracy increasing anywhere from 14-25% between pre and post-exposure assessments.