Introducing Phygital English Language Classrooms in Pakistan
Muhammad Mooneeb Ali, Muhammad Nadeem Anwar, Nayla Uzma Khizar
The experience of the pandemic has given a new flavor to online learning and teaching to the whole world. So, after the pandemic, the learners equally welcome classrooms which are the mixture of physical and online learning. This concept is called phygital classrooms. This term is gaining popularity recently. The current study emphasizes investigating the efficacy of phygital English language classrooms in Pakistan. The population of this study was Grade 12 learners of Pakistan. These learners were studying English as their compulsory subject. The sample size is 100 students. Following the empirical research method, two groups were formed. The experimental group used phygital classrooms as their independent variable whereas the control group used face-to-face learning (conventional mode) as their independent variable. The results of the English language (as the subject) are investigated as the dependent variable. Pre- and post-test assessment technique have been used. The results revealed no significant difference in the scores of pre-tests. On the other hand, the post-results show that there were significant differences in the performance of both groups. It clearly reflects that the experimental group performed much better than the control one. This exhibits the efficacy of phygital classrooms in the Pakistani context.