Vol.38, No.2, 2021, pp.131-140, doi:10.32604/csse.2021.016504
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An Effective Online Collaborative Training in Developing Listening Comprehension Skills
  • Shakeel Ahmed1, Munazza Ambreen1, Muneer Ahmad2, Abdulellah A. Alaboudi3, Roobaea Alroobaea4, NZ Jhanjhi5,*
1 Department of Secondary Instructors Education, Faculty of Education, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan,
2 Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science & IT, Universiti Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 College of Computer Science, Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Computer Science, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, P. O. Box 11099, Taif, 21944, Saudi Arabia
5 School of Computer Science and Engineering, SCE, Taylor’s University, Subang Jaya, 47500, Malaysia
* Corresponding Author: NZ Jhanjhi. Email:
Received 03 January 2021; Accepted 22 February 2021; Issue published 23 April 2021
Abstract
The COVID-19 outbreak severely affected formal face-to-face classroom teaching and learning. ICT-based online education and training can be a useful measure during the pandemic. In the Pakistani educational context, the use of ICT-based online training is generally sporadic and often unavailable, especially for developing English-language instructors’ listening comprehension skills. The major factors affecting availability include insufficient IT resources and infrastructure, a lack of proper online training for speech and listening, instructors with inadequate academic backgrounds, and an unfavorable environment for ICT-based training for listening comprehension. This study evaluated the effectiveness of ICT-based training for developing secondary-level English-language instructors’ listening comprehension skills. To this end, collaborative online training was undertaken using random sampling. Specifically, 60 private-school instructors in Chakwal District, Pakistan, were randomly selected to receive online-listening training sessions using English dialogs. The experimental group achieved significant scores in the posttest analysis. Specifically, there were substantial improvements in the participants’ listening skills via online training. Given the unavailability of face-to-face learning during COVID-19, this study recommends using ICT-based online training to enhance listening comprehension skills. Education policymakers should revise curricula based on online teaching methods and modules.
Keywords
COVID-19; online training; remote teaching; computers in education; listening comprehension; English language
Cite This Article
S. Ahmed, M. Ambreen, M. Ahmad, A. A. Alaboudi, R. Alroobaea et al., "An effective online collaborative training in developing listening comprehension skills," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 38, no.2, pp. 131–140, 2021.
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