The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between using information technology and increasing motivation of elementary school students in science lessons. The research method is descriptive-correlation. The statistical population of the study was 10000 elementary students in Qom. According to Morgan table, 373 people were selected by random cluster sampling as sample. Data were collected using the Zamani and Azimi (2008) information technology questionnaire and Vallerend academic motivation questionnaire (1992). The validity of the questionnaires was calculated from the content validity method and their reliability through Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0. 84 and 0. 82, respectively. Descriptive statistics including mean and standard deviation and inferential statistics including Pearson's correlation coefficient were used for analyzing. The results demonstrated that there is a significant relationship between using information technology with increasing academic motivation. Also, based on the results, there is a relationship between using technology with academic motivation components including knowing, moving forward to successfulness, motive experience, matching, introspecting, extrinsic adjustment and lack of motivational.
The Relationship between Using Information Technology and Increasing Motivation of Elementary Students in Empirical Science Courses Mohammad Hasan Nazari1, Ali Reza Araghieh2* and Nabi Aslani3 Received Date: 05/09/2020 Accepted Date:20/04/2020 Mohammad Hasan Nazari M.
Studies of Mansouri, Salari, Dehghanzadeh and Golshanabadi (2015), Iranmanesh, Taj-al-Din, Ganjikhan Hakimi (2015) and Mohammadi, Ashraf Ganjavi & Yousefi (2015) have analyzed the impact of smart technologies on motivation and academic achievement in different models and by prioritizing the effective factors.
Also in foreign studies, Soomro, Kale, Curtis, Akcaoglu & Bernstein (2018), Collins(2011) and Papastergiou (2010) shown that the functions of information technology in the field of education have led to efforts in this area to influence the impact of this technology on students.
Therefore, considering the importance of teaching science in elementary school based on three domains of knowledge, skill and attitude, it is necessary to motivate students (Aji, Hudha, Huda & Gufran, 2018) and (Alhassan, 2016) have acknowledged in their research the effective role of using information technology in teaching empirical science lessons including Newton's law.
The main hypotheses of this study are to investigate the relationship between utilization of information technology and academic motivation and presenting user suggestions to the planners and educational authorities of Qom based on the results of the research.
Method This research is applied in terms of purpose and it has correlation method which examined the relationship between the use of information technology and the motivation of elementary school students in an experimental science course.