The Impact of Utilizing Mobile-assisted Mind Mapping Technique (MAMMAT) on the Development of Undergraduate Students’ Writing Performance

Rafidah Abd Karim, Noorzaina Idris, Izwah Ismail, Nurul Huda Mohd Saad and Abdul Ghani Abu

Recently, the transformation of the development of mobile devices has given rise to significant changes in human culture and daily life. Likewise, mobile and other portable devices have a great potential in today’s educational system. In short, the students have experienced the different approach of learning process when they used the mobile devices. To address this issue, the study proposes the Mobile-assisted Mind Mapping (MAMMAT) for improving undergraduate’s writing skills. A quasi-experiment has been conducted on a writing course to investigate the effectiveness of the proposed technique. The quasi-experimental results showed that the proposed technique significantly improved the undergraduate students’ writing performance in their writing tests. Descriptive statistics and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was used to measure statistical differences in the mean scores of respondents of the study. The results of the study showed that using Mobile-assisted Mind Mapping Technique (MAMMAT) is an effective instrument and it helps to improve undergraduate students’ writing performance. Overall, the findings of the study provide some pedagogical implications for employing this technique for improving students’ writing skills performance. In view of these outcomes, it was proposed that more research ought to be completed to offer further information as to the replication of the ebb and flow study for building up understudies' versatile innovation rehearses toward Education 5.0.

Volume 11 | 12-Special Issue

Pages: 674-680

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11SP12/20193264