Weber Educational Research & Instructional Studies


January 2020, Vol. 15 (1), ISSN:2449-1608

© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

The Free Mind Software and Its Impact on the Design of Mental Maps

Susy Karina Dávila Panduro1, Lita Macedo Torres2, Linda Priscilla López Alvarado3, Rafael Vásquez Alegría4, Rodolfo Gaslac Galoc5, Carlos Antonio Li Loo Kung6

1,6 Doctores en Educación por la Universidad Alas Peruanas, Perú.
1,2,3,4,5Docente del departamento de Práctica Pre Profesionales de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y Humanidades de la Añadir Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana. Perú




 



 

Accepted 15th December, 2019; Available Online 8th January, 2020.


Abstract:

The objective of the research was to apply FreeMind software to optimize the use of mental maps in fifth-level students of UNAP, in 2019, to provide a computer tool for didactic use without any cost for its use in legal form, and in this way improve in the students who are in their last level of studies, their motivation in classes. The research was experimental and its design was the pre-experimental type: Pre-test and post-test design with a single group. The population of the present study was made up of the students of the Professional School of Engineering in Food Industries, of the Faculty of Food Industries of the National University of the Peruvian Amazon; and of the Specialties of: Social Sciences, Language and Literature, Natural Sciences, Foreign Languages and Mathematics and Computer Science of the Faculty of Education Sciences of the National University of the Peruvian Amazon, and a total of 60 students. The technique used to collect the information was the survey and the instrument the questionnaire. The R i386 computerized statistical package version 3.6.0 for Windows 7/8/10 was used to process the data, thus obtaining the data matrix to organize the data in tables and graphs. For the analysis and explanation of the data, the parametric inferential statistical test t-student (t) was used, where tc = 46.60 was obtained; tt = 1,885; observing that tc> tt accepting the hypothesis: The application of FreeMind software produces a statistically significant improvement in the use of mental maps in fifth-level students of UNAP, in the year 2019. It was obtained as a result that: of 60 (100%) students, who thought about the Design of Mind Maps before the application of FreeMind Software, 20.9% of students thought that it is good, 45.7% of students thought that is regular and 33.3% of students thought that it is deficient; on the other hand, they thought about the Design of Mind Maps after the application of FreeMind Software, 79.8% of students thought that it is good and 20.2% of students thought that it is regular, where it can be observed that there is a positive difference between both moments (pre-test and post-test)..

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