Technology Based Learning Environment and Student Achievement in English as a Foreign Language in Pakistan

Hussain, M. Athar; Iqbal, M. Zafar; Akhtar, M. Saeed
January 2010
World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology;Jan2010, Issue 37, p129
Academic Journal
The fast growing accessibility and capability of emerging technologies have fashioned enormous possibilities of designing, developing and implementing innovative teaching methods in the classroom. The global technological scenario has paved the way to new pedagogies in teaching-learning process focusing on technology based learning environment and its impact on student achievement. The present experimental study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of technology based learning environment on student achievement in English as a foreign language. The sample of the study was 90 students of 10th grade of a public school located in Islamabad. A pretest- posttest equivalent group design was used to compare the achievement of the two groups. A Pretest and A posttest containing 50 items each from English textbook were developed and administered. The collected data were statistically analyzed. The results showed that there was a significant difference between the mean scores of Experimental group and the Control group. The performance of Experimental group was better on posttest scores that indicted that teaching through technology based learning environment enhanced the achievement level of the students. On the basis of the results, it was recommended that teaching and learning through information and communication technologies may be adopted to enhance the language learning capability of the students.

Tags: ENGLISH language -- Study & teaching -- Foreign speakers;  ACADEMIC achievement;  LEARNING;  TEACHING methods;  EDUCATIONAL technology


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