Utilization of Lines in Computer-Aided Designed Instructional Material and Students’ Performance in Fine Arts in Private Secondary Schools in Akwa Ibom State by Anselem Nyah


This study examined the effect of line in Computer-Aided designed instructional material on students’ academic performance in fine arts in private secondary schools in Akwa lbom State. A simple random sample of 60 SS II fine arts students from two private secondary schools was used for the study. These two schools were randomly selected from five private secondary schools that offer fine arts at SS 11 class by the use of balloting to represent the experimental and the control schools. The non randomized control group pre—test-post-test experimental design was used in carrying out the study. Two research instruments were used. Student Performance Test in Fine Arts (SPTFA) was used in gathering data, and a computer designed wall chart was the second
instrument, which was used for the treatment of the lesson. Descriptive statistics of mean, standard deviation and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used for the data analysis. The result obtained from the analysis showed that students taught using Computer-Aided designed (CAD) instructional material performed significantly better
than those taught without using any (CAD) instructional material. It was therefore recommended among other things that computer graphics should be effectively used in the preparation of instructional materials because of its significant effect on the students performances in fine arts. It was recommended that the proprietors of the private secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State should establish Desktop publishing unit for the
development of quality print instructional materials.
Keywords: lines, computer graphics, computer—aided design (CAD), instructional materials, students‘ performance.

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