International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Online Technology in Social Studies Methods Courses: An Investigation of the Effectiveness of a Suggested Program in Developing Communication Skills in the College of Education at Kuwait University
Dr. Maaddi M. Alagmi, Dr. Waleed Eyadat

The current quasi-experimental study sought to investigate the effectiveness of a suggested program in developing online communication skills in social studies methods courses among a sample of students at Kuwait University. Participants were undergraduates from the college students of education (n=110). The randomly selected sample consisted of (50 ) female students in the control group and ( 60) female students in the experimental group, for summer semester during the academic year 2015-2016 enrolled in the social studies course, Two sections of social studies were taught to the experimental and control groups, the experimental groups was taught the online communication skills, whereas the control groups was taught the communication skills via traditional method of instruction . To achieve the purpose of the study, a online communication skills test was used before and after treatment to measure the equivalence of the two groups with regard to their level of online communication skills. Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) T-test was used to find out if there was any statistically significant differences at (a=0.05) in the students online communication skills. The results of the study showed that there were statistically significant differences at (a=0.05) in favor of the experimental group on the overall in the online communications skills level.

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