Mobile Learning: Its Effect on the Performance of Grade 9 Students on Unreal Conditionals

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Warren L. Ambat Kara S. Panolong


To improve the performance on English grammar specifically on if-clause statements (unreal conditionals), the researcher implemented Mobile Learning using an intranet set-up to overcome internet connectivity problems. MOODLE server was installed on a laptop while students used their mobile devices to access the interactive content. This study intended to find out whether Mobile Learning improve the performance of students in appropriately using unreal conditionals. Quasi-experimental quantitative design with focus groups for validation was utilized. Results confirmed the poor performance of students on unreal conditionals based on pretest mean scores. Likewise, results revealed that there is a significant difference between the posttest mean scores of the experimental group and control group. Furthermore, the effect of Mobile Learning in improving the performance on unreal conditionals of the experimental group was large. Grade 9 students have difficulty in appropriately using unreal conditionals, but Mobile Learning can be used to overcome this difficulty. Recommendations are forwarded in encouraging the productive use of students’ mobile devices in schools by rescinding existing DepEd orders that prohibit their use during class hours and creating guidelines on their appropriate usage.

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