An Effectiveness of Computer Based Tutorial over the Traditional Method of Teaching Brick Wall Bonding
Author(s): Prince Joseph Sackey
The study compared computer-based tutorial (CBT) and the ‘traditional’ method of teaching brick wall bonding. The study was necessary due to indisposedness of teachers and learners during the periods of academic work and its effect on learners’ progress per the Syllabus. Traditional teaching is concerned with the teacher being the controller of the learning environment. Power and responsibility are held by the teacher and he plays the role of instructor and decision maker (Novak, 1998). Traditional teaching has a tendency to view students as passive learners (Steinhorst & Keeler, 1995). Computer based tutorial (CBT) is described as programme providing “some information or clarifies certain concept in addition to providing the student with practice exercises” (Soe, Koki, & Change, 2000). CBT is effective in information provision. Users get the information they need, when they need it, no matter where they are located, and they can study at their own pace on their own computer. But difficult to prepare.