HomeThe Magusvol. 3 no. 1 (2012)

The Effect of e-Instruction in Teaching Introductory Computer Concepts at Arellano University, Main Campus

Zenaida Abalos | Al Santiago | Amelita Santos

Discipline: Education, Information Technology




This research determined the effect of using e-

Instruction on strengthening student learning in higher

education at Arellano University. The e-Instruction was done

using e-learning modules in the Internet. This electronic mode

of instruction for Introductory Computer Concepts was tried to

students of Non-IT degree programs such as Bachelor of

Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM),

Tourism (BST), Psychology (BSPsych), Commerce (BSC), and

Physical Therapy (BSPT).

Three e-Instruction modules were developed covering

Introduction to Operating System, Introduction to Word

Processing, and Document Editing and Formatting

Techniques. These modules were uploaded in the Internet via


The pretest and post-test quasi experiment was used to

assess the results of the tests. It showed an increase of scores

from the traditional to e-instruction mode. The overall gain

score was 27.78% increase. Whereas, the individual gain score

results for the three quizzes are: 29.46% increase, 28.34%

increase and 25.53% increase, respectively. The results clearly

showed greater mean for post tests than the pretests. Therefore

there was a significant positive effect in using the e-Instruction

with the computed F-value of 12.55 that is greater than the

ANOVA table value of .0001. This proves that e-instruction has

positive actual effect on the student scores.