Document Type : Original Research Paper

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Department of Educational Science and Counseling, Payame Noor University. Tehran. Iran

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Background and Objective:One of the most important issues that has occupied the education of the country today, is how education faces the opportunities and threats resulting from the expansion and development of information and communication technology and accurate and principled planning for its operation and use. In particular, given the impact of these new technologies on teaching-learning methods and changing the role of teachers, it is necessary to provide grounds for both the Ministry of Education to identify the wealth of the teacher community and the teachers to identify and improve their skills in the application of new educational technologies. The role of information and communication technologies in the learning cycle is very important. The main goal of this research compared the effect of traditional education and ICT- based education on students’ academic enthusiasm in the eighth grade of middle school in Javanrood.
Methods:The statistical society includes all eighth-grade students from middle schools in Javanrood in 2017-2018. The research made applied and the Simi statistical method used for achieving the goals. The available method used for choosing the statistical samples. So, one of the schools chose which was with the necessary facilities for performing ICT- based education, and two classes chose as control and examination groups including 27 people by using the random method. The research tool was academic enthusiasm questionnaire including 15 questions in cognitive, behavioral, and emotional subscales by 5 options Likert Scale; first, a pretest was given to each class, and then the examination group educated by the ICT and control group without them. Finally, a post- test was given to each group. The descriptive and inferential statistics used for analyzing the data.
Findings: The most important findings show that there was a significant difference on base academic enthusiasm among experimental and control groups. The research results showed that the ICT-based education method has more effectiveness in comparison with the traditional education on the student’s academic enthusiasm.
Conclusion: In summary, it can be said that ICT-based education has an effect on students' academic achievement and increases it. It is obvious that if this method is continued regularly and continuously during the training period, it will lead to the comprehensive growth of students, their cooperation and participation, and their mental health. Therefore, it is suggested that this method be used, especially in classes where there are students who are not eager to attend and work in the classroom, and by holding different courses for teachers to teach the, the need to use ICT and male them familiar with its benefits. Various motivational and incentive techniques can even be considered for teachers who use ICT in their teaching to take steps to promote this method. For example, it is suggested that the most active and successful teachers be identified and honored for their use of ICT. School principals are also advised to prioritize equipping schools with ICT and creating a suitable platform for this perspective so that teachers can benefit from the facilities provided in the teaching process. Also they have to provide educational support to teachers and students so that their attitudes towards ICT in learning an detaching process is strengthened.
 
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