The Impact of the Educational Software on First Grade Students’ Reading Skills: Morpa Kampüs Application
Hatice Degirmenci, Ihsan Seyit ERTEM

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of educational software which is used for reading instruction on reading skills of first grade students. In the study, quasi-experimental posttest control group design was used. The study group is formed by first grade students from an elementary school in Ankara during 2012-2013 academic years. There are24 students in each experimental and control groups. According to the study, phonological awareness scores of experimental group students are significantly higher than that of control group students. Even though experimental group students scored higher in reading comprehension skills, there is no significant difference between experimental and control groups reading comprehension skills scores. Experimental group students made fewer reading errors compared to control group students. All students in experimental group completed reading the text but some students in control group could not finish reading it. Experimental group students read more words correctly per minute than control group students. It is concluded that there is no significant difference in prosody competency scores of both groups.

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