Teachers’ Attitudes towards the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Teaching English: Impacts of Teachers’ Characteristics
Keywords:English teaching, attitude, teachers’ attitudes, educational technology, Vietnam
This survey was done to uncover the EFL lecturers’ attitudes (cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components) towards the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching English at a university in Vietnam. In addition, the survey also investigated the influence of some teachers' demographic characteristics, including gender, prior ICT training, education level, age, and teaching experience on their attitudes. The author employed a survey questionnaire adapted from Albirini to collect research data. One hundred twelve tertiary EFL teachers answered questionnaires administered online via Google Forms. Quantitative methods and descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were utilized to analyze the collected data. Results indicated that teachers had positive attitudes towards the use of ICT in teaching English. In addition, gender, prior ICT training, education level, teaching experience, and age were found not to impact their attitudes. Finally, this study had some suggestions for future investigations into the attitudes of teachers concerning the use of ICT in English language instruction.
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