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ERIC Number: EJ1098376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
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ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
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Hybrid Learning in Enhancing Communicative Skill in English
Singaravelu, G.
Journal of Educational Technology, v7 n1 p14-18 Apr-Jun 2010
The present study highlights the effectiveness of Hybrid-Learning in enhancing communicative skill in English among the Trainees of Bachelor of education of School of Distance Education, Bharathiar University,Coimbatore. Hybrid learning refers to mixing of different learning methods or mixing two more methods for teaching learning process. It provides a way forward for educators who are interested in helping students to learn. Educators could ultimately create learning experiences to compensate for the shortcomings of, or at least to complement, conventional teaching. Brown, J. (2009) advocates the Hybrid learning is very suitable method for creating effective teaching learning experience in Teacher Education. Present study may be useful to ameliorate the B.Ed trainees for acquiring competencies in English communication. Objectives of the study: 1. To find out the acquisition problems of communicative skill in English among the B.Ed trainees. 2. There is no significant differences in achievement mean score between the conventional methods and Hybrid learning. Methodology: True Experimental method was adopted in the study. Sample: Eighty Trainees of B.Ed from School of Distance Education, Bharathiar University were considered as sample for the study. Forty trainees were considered as Control group and another forty trainees were taken as Experimental group in the study. Tool: Researcher's self-made oral- achievement test towards the trainee on communicative skill was employed as tool for the study. Procedure of the study: 1. Measuring the hurdles of the trainees in communicative skill in English. 2. Mixing of methods-Interactive learning, Face to face approach and Computer mediated learning 3. Pre-oral test to Control group and Experimental group and Post-oral test to Control group and Experimental group Findings: The trainees have less competent in communicative skill. There is a significant difference in achievement mean score between the conventional methods and Hybrid learning in enhancing communicative skill in English. Hybrid learning is more effective than traditional methods in enhancing communicative skill in English. Educational implications: It may be helpful to revamp the communicative skill of in-service-teachers and pre-service trainees.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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