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The objectives of this study were to develop online instructional media for independent learning of English in tertiary level education; investigate the students’ learning satisfaction towards independent learning of English in tertiary level education using online instructional media, and compare the students’ learning achievement between control group and experimental group for independent learning of English in tertiary level education using online instructional media. A purposive sampling was applied to select two sections of forty tertiary level EFL students each; one as control group and the other as experimental group. The experimental group was treated with online instructional media whereas the control group was taught using the traditional method. The quantitative data and the qualitative data were collected through post-survey questionnaire, pretests, posttests, as well as focus group discussion. The quantitative data were analyzed and interpreted using inferential statistics t-test with p≤.05 level of significance, mean, and standard deviation. The qualitative data were analyzed using content analysis method. The results revealed that the students’ average level of satisfaction was considered as of a high level with mean score of 4.44 and SD of 0.10. The pretest mean score in the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group with the mean difference of 0.46. After the treatment for eight weeks, the posttest mean score in the experimental group was also significantly higher than that of the control group with the mean difference of 0.43. The responses of focus group discussion confirmed that incorporating this learning platform in teaching and learning remarkably had a positive effect on students’ learning satisfaction and achievement.
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