Analysis of University Students’ Generic Competence and Learning Experience in Face-to-Face and Online Classroom

  • Ashfaque Ahmad Shah
  • Zunaira Fatima Syeda
  • Sehrish Naseer


Purpose of the current study was to “compare the generic competence and learning experience of university students in face-to-face and online classroom”. Quantitative research method was used for the current study. Due to Pandemic situation of COVID-19, by using convenience sampling technique, sample was selected from three faculties i.e., Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Faculty of Agriculture of University of Sargodha. The sample of the current study consisted of 400 students from regular and self-support programs of BS (semester 5th and 7th). Data were collected online by using Google form. Two adapted instruments “Generic Competence Scale (GCS)” (Shah, 2009) and “Student Learning Experiences Questionnaire (SLEQ)” (Almoslamani, 2018) were used for the data collection. Academic performance was measured through students cumulative Grade Point Average(CGPA). Wilcoxon signed rank test was used for analysis of data by using SPSS. The study concluded that there was a significant effect of face to face classroom as compared to online classroom among university students. On the basis of obtained results, its concluded that face-to-face classroom learning is considered better than online classroom learning. It is recommended that in order to cope with the changing situation of world, educational institutions may conduct training programs for improvement of online education.

Author Biographies

Ashfaque Ahmad Shah

Department of Educational Development, University of Baltistan, Skardu.

Zunaira Fatima Syeda

Department of Education, University of Sargodha, Sargodha