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EFFECTIVENESS OF WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES IN DISTANCE LEARNING

Yasir Ali Gilani

Abstract

In the present research an attempt has been made to explore the “Effectiveness of Web 2.0 Technologies in Distance Learning”. Web 2.0 skills had a significant positive outcome on academic achievement of learners. Objectives of this study were to explore the potential role of web 2.0 technologies in Distant Learning System (DLS), to find out the problems in adopting emerging hi-tech trends for distance learners and to conduct an analysis of effectiveness of web 2.0 technologies. The study was experimental in nature. The pretest-posttest equivalent groups design was used for the treatment. The population of this study comprisesd of 89 students enrolled in M.Phill Education Couse Code No. 3705 for semester Spring-2014. The study sample was divided into two equal groups that are; experimental and control groups, the experimental group was observed in a test of statistical significance. On the basis of the research finding, it was concluded that the web 2.0 tools were more effective than ordinary technologies in the increasing average academic achievement of distance learners and web skills were more helpful in refining average problem solving proficiencies of distance learners as compared with traditional strategies.

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