The purpose of this research was to gather evidence documenting the
effectiveness of the Web 2.0 technologies on student achievement. Data were collected
from the four measurement instruments (pretest, posttest, classroom community survey,
and asynchronous online interview) for the purpose of investigating the following
1. The use of Web 2.0 technologies will enhance student knowledge, understanding, and
language abilities specific to reading, writing, speaking, listening and culture.
Classroom community scores will serve as predictors relative to posttest scores.
The use of Web 2.0 technologies will motivate students in language learning.
Findings of the Quantitative Study
Analysis of Quantitative Research Hypotheses
Data were gathered using the aforementioned measurement instruments for the
purpose of testing the stated hypotheses. To investigate hypotheses 1, 2, and 3 results
from the pretest, posttest, classroom community survey and asynchronous online
interview (n = 120) were examined using descriptive statistics, a repeated-measures 2 x 2
ANOVA where the factors were group (Web 2.0 and non-Web 2.0), level (Beginning and
Intermediate), and time (pretest and posttest) and hand coding. What follows is a detailed
summary of the results of this analysis where each hypothesis is addressed independently.