Impact of Globalization on Postgraduate Students’ Asynchronous Learning in English Language

Muhammad Javed Akhtar Ali & Azhar Mahmood

Globalization affects students’ asynchronous learning. The term asynchronous is usually used to describe communications in which information can be transmitted intermittently rather than in a steady stream. The current study aimed to identify the impact of globalization on postgraduate students’ asynchronous learning in the English language. The students of postgraduate level from distance education institutions were addressed. In this regard, a sample of 600 students was selected by using convenient sampling technique. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, a self-designed questionnaire was administered. Descriptive statistics namely, percentage was used to analyze the data. The findings of the study indicate that globalization helps students to extend their knowledge. The results also show that globalization develops freedom among the English language learners for enhancing their knowledge. In addition, it was found that different social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, blog, Snapchat, Viber, and Instagram assist learner to improve their language skills. Therefore, students are robustly recommended to utilize various social networks to enhance their asynchronous learning in the English Language.



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