An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of employing a computerized educational program, which according to Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5, in measuring the achievement of the sixth graders in the subject of “Technology” in the governmental schools in Nablus and their attitudes towards it. In order to answer the questions of the study and test its hypotheses, the researcher employed the Qusai- experimental Design. In other words, the researcher used two tools, namely: an immediate achievement test and the measurement of the attitudes towards learning the subject of ‘technology’. The population of the study comprised (92) female students from the sixth grade at Hajja Rashda Al-Masri Girls Secondary School. Besides, they were divided into two groups, namely: experimental and control. The latter studied the unit of “Communication & Information Technology” by using the traditional method while the former studies the same unit by using a program designed by Adobe Flash program. After the analysis of the results of the two groups, the researcher concluded that the influence of using Adobe Flash on the development of the achievement of the sixth graders in the subject of ‘technology’ and their attitudes towards learning it is positive. Besides, there is a direct relation at the statistical level of (α=0.05) between the scholastic achievement and students’ attitudes towards learning the subject of ‘technology’. In light of the previous conclusions, Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 in producing computerized educational programs. In addition, it is necessary to hold courses and workshops to the teachers and supervisors to raise their awareness to the importance of activating the educational computerized programs and employing them as a novel technology in the educational field.