USING MOBILE PHONE FOR ASSESSING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN ENGLISH LITERATUREIN JORDAN
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of mobile Phone for assessing university students in English literature (Novel 1) is an effective strategy compared to the paper-based assessment strategy.
The researcher followed the equivalent pre/post-test two group designs. To achieve the aim of the study, a pre/post-test assessment was constructed to assess students in English literature (Novel 1). The test consisted of 25 multiple choice questions selected from two novels: Pride and Prejudice and Robinson Crusoe (Appendix 1).
The subjects of the study consisted of 129 students distributed on two sections, which were selected purposefully enrolling in Al- Zaytoonah University during the second semester of the academic year 2010/2011.
The participants were (29) male students for the experimental group and (32) male students for the control group, while the female students for the experimental and control group were (33) and (35) respectively. Those participants were distributed among two purposefully selected sections in Al Zaytoonah University.
Descriptive statistical methods were used (means and standard deviation) for pre and post- tests of students' performance in English literature (Novel 1) to experimental and control groups. Comparison statistical methods were used (Two Way ANOVA) analysis of variance to make a comparison between the control and the experimental group, gender variable (male and female), and interaction between them.
The findings of the study indicated that there were statistically significant differences in the post- test between the control group and the experimental group in favor of the experimental group, and there was no statistically significant difference in the students' performance due to gender. There was no statistically significant difference due to the interaction between gender and group.
The researcher proposed some recommendations to enhance the effect of using Mobile phone for assessing English literature on students' performance such as conducting further researches on other populations and for a longer time.