Usage of Digital Comics in Distance Learning During COVID-19

Genç Osman İlhan, Gamze Kaba, Maide Sin
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Abstract


The aim of the study is to reveal the effect of digital comics material on students' academic success, their views on distance education, course and digital comics. In the study conducted during the 2019-2020 academic year and the pandemic, digital comics material was created in the Pixton design program for the aim of the acquisition of “different management styles in terms of basic principles of democracy," in the learning area of active citizenship in the 6th grade Social Studies curriculum. It is known that the comic book, which has no time and place limits, provides easy and fast access to information, prepared within the framework of distance education, provides motivation to individuals and increases interest in the course in accordance with psycho-social development. The study was designed as a mixed method. The quantitative dimension of the research was designed as a single group experimental study and the prepared academic achievement test was applied before and after the study. In the qualitative dimension, phenomenology was applied and the data were collected through audio-recorded interviewing. The quantitative study group of the research consists of 10 students, and the qualitative phase consists of 5 students. The obtained data were analyzed through the statistical program in the quantitative phase and content analysis in the qualitative dimension. As a result of the research, it was concluded that the use of digital comics in distance education increases the success and helps to develop positive behaviors towards the course.

 


Keywords


Distance Education, Educational Comics, Social Studies, Digital Material, Covid-19 Pandemic

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Ilhan, G. O., Kaba, G., & Sin, M. (2021). Usage of digital comics in distance learning during COVID-19. International Journal on Social and Education Sciences (IJonSES), 3(1), 161-179. https://doi.org/10.46328/ijonses.106




DOI: https://doi.org/10.46328/ijonses.106

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International Journal on Social and Education Sciences (IJonSES) - ISSN: 2688-7061

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