Developing the Interaction between Learning Aid Types and Their Delivery Levels in Micro-Learning Environments Via Mobile Web


Rehab Mohammed Tharwat Abd ElGhani Abo Bakr
Department of Management Information Systems College of Business Administration Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University Dammam – KSA, Saudi Arabia.
Noha Mostafa Mohamed Sayed
Department of Computer Sciences, College of Computer Sciences and Information Technology Jazan University Jazan – KSA, Saudi Arabia.


The current study aims at identifying the best types of learning aids in micro-learning environments via mobile web and determining the best level that is appropriate for presenting these types and examining the interaction between them, concerning their impact on learning programming skills with Visual Basic.NET language and its cognitive and performance aspects, in addition to the usability of the female students of the educational technology to use these environments. It is relied upon the experimental design (2 × 2) to include two independent variables: First: Learning aids type in micro-learning environments, and it has two types, namely (Continuous learning aids versus on-demand learning aids). Second: The delivery level of learning aids in the micro-learning environment, which includes two levels of aids, namely: (Brief aid versus detailed aid) The study included three dependent variables: Achievement related to the cognitive aspect of programming skills, performance rate and the usability of the micro-learning environment via the mobile web. The research sample consists of (40) students from the third level students, Department of Educational Technology, College of Education, Dammam University, and they were distributed into (4) groups. One-way, two-way analysis of variance and Tukey’s test are used to analyze the data. The results show that the on-demand aid type in micro-learning environments via mobile web is better than the continuous aid type and that the brief aid is better than the detailed aid. Moreover, the best experimental treatment resulting from the interaction between the type and level of learning aid is for the treatment that uses brief learning aids on-demand.