Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Conclusion

During the summer, we worked in two groups to create an SMS based game that can help in teaching masses. Both the groups came up with fascinating ideas, but interestingly we had similar findings. You can examine the results of our various experiments in the previous entries. From these results we have drawn following conclusions.

1. From our statistics, we have found that a lecture prior to the game is extremely beneficial (upto 33% in one control group). This implies that, if we tie up the game with lectures on public media like TV broadcast, followed by SMS questions then this system can become an extremely effective mass education system.

2. Participants were more comfortable with multiple choice questions. This is validated by both the statistics (more correct answers through MCQ) and interviews (see below).

3. Our language experimentation was different with different conclusions. First group provided every question both in English and in Romanized Urdu. Their conclusion was that participants found questions written in both the languages as helpful at the same time. Other group provided questions alternately in English and in Romanized Urdu. Their conclusion was that results are marginally (
10%.) better for Romanized Urdu.

As a final remark, we strongly claim that this SMS based teaching system can greatly aid in teaching masses. Through this system people who have left education due to some reason can have a chance to continue their education and learn new concepts that otherwise may be not possible.


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