Effectiveness of Educational Technology in Strengthening Student’s Achievement in English at Secondary School Level in Kohat Division (Pakistan)
It is a reality that educational technology plays a remarkable role in strengthening and facilitating instructional process. Educational technologies are useful and effective in maximizing educational attainment at each level. The purpose of the study was to explore the effectiveness of educational technology in strengthening students’ achievement in English at secondary school level. All the students at secondary school level in Kohat Division constituted the population of the study. The study was delimited to the students of Govt. High School Khurram (Karak). The study was further delimited to the students of 9th class. Forty students of 9th class were selected as sample. Sample students were divided into two groups i.e. control group and experimental group on the basis of pre-test. Each group was comprised of 20 students. The study was experimental in nature therefore pre-test and post-test research design was used as research instrument. Statistical tools i.e. the mean, standard deviation and differences of means were computed for each group. Significance of difference between the mean scores of both the experimental and control groups on the variable of pre-test and post test scores was tested at 0.05 levels by applying t-test. After statistical analysis of the data, the researchers arrived at the conclusions that educational technology plays a vital role in teaching of English at secondary level. Educational technologies were found to be more effective and successful in teaching of English. The students of experimental group showed unexpected and astonishing performance as compared to the students of control group. On the basis of the findings, it is strongly recommended that availability of educational technologies should be ensured and utilized at secondary school level.
KEYWORDS: Effectiveness; Educational Technology; Students’ Achievement; English; Secondary Level
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