New Media Trends Among ODL Students in Pakistan and Their Impact on Learning
This research study aimed at exploring the new media trends among the open and distance learning students in Pakistan and the ultimate effects of excessive usage of various media outlets on educational learning, life pattern and social capital of the students. The study also tested the Time Displacement Hypothesis of Robert Putnam (1995), which postulates that the heavy usage of media causes the decline in the time spent in other important activities like learning, interpersonal communication, social and physical activities, and which ultimately erodes the social capital of users. The sample size was 500 students of various educational levels studying in AIOU, Islamabad, Pakistan and the data was collected through a survey with the help of a self-administered questionnaire. The regression model has been implied to explore the relationship between new media trends/activities of the students and their affects on educational learning, life pattern, physical activities, exercise and social capital. The results show that the study has not predicted any displacement effect of the use of internet on social capital and educational learning of the university students in Pakistan. These findings do not support the popular view that heavy users of internet are more isolated and less connected to society than the non-users. However, the study supports the Uses and Gratification theory of Katz, Blumler, & Gurevitch (1974), which says that the media users are active and no more passive and they use various media outlets to best gratify their social and psychological needs. // Paper ID 269
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Effects Of Mathematics Innovation And Technology On Students Academic Performance In Open And Distance Learning (ODL) Oginni, Omoniyi I; Popoola, Abiodun A (2013-11)This study investigated the effect of mathematics innovation and technology on students’ academic performance in open and distance learning. Quasi – experimental research design was adopted for the study. The population ...
The Blurred Line Between Mathematical Anxiety and Dyscalculia and the impact on Adult Learners' Academic Performance: A Case Study for Namibia Open and Distance Learning Anderson, Fiona (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)There is an increasing global emphasis on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all, particularly i n the era of the 4th Industrial revolution. ...
Challenges in Introducing ICT in Professional Academic Programmes of a Distance Education University Rashid, Majed; Tufail, Muhammad (2013-11)Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is Mega University which has been providing educational facilities from basic to PhD level to the deprived segments of the society within and outside the country under distance learning ...
An Investigation of the academic performance of distant and conventional students studying Commerce at the University of Swaziland Fowler, C J H; Nkambule, D; Vilakati, N (2010-11)An approach to the early diagnosis of academic problems on courses for Distance Education (DE) students at the University Of Swaziland (UNISWA) is proposed. The first stage involved the analysis of the academic performance ...
In Pursuit of Quality: UNISWA Lecturer’s Perception on the Academic Performance of Conventional and Distance Education Students Sukati, C W S (2010-11)UNISWA students doing the B.A. degree in Humanities, which is offered in both the conventional and the distance education mode, proceed to become high school teachers in the country. As the quality of education that these ...