Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research in Education
Effectiveness of Online Reading Platform For History Education by Confusion Matrix Analysis
Wilton W.T. Fok, Keith C.K. Woo, Eric H.H. Au Yeung, Ken, K.Y. La, Alex M.S.Ho
The Education Bureau of HKSAR had organised the Junior Secondary History e-Reading Award Scheme in 2020 to integrate subject-based e-reading and self-directed learning to promote ‘reading to learning History. A research in its effectiveness is conducted by using confusion matrix to determine the influential factors for attracting junior secondary students to read on a cloud-based reading platform. The result showed that e-book is very effective to motivate students to read history article. Faster reading speed of an e-book is one of the reasons for students to prefer reading e-book rather than traditional book. On the other hand, e-book could also arise their interests in reading which is another factor for students to prefer e-book over traditional books. The accuracy of these findings are 86.7% and 93.9% respectively.
Keywords: ebook; history education; e-reading; confusion matrix.