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ERIC Number: ED511166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Students' Motivation towards Computer Use in EFL Learning
Genc, Gulten; Aydin, Selami
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual International Educational Technology Conference (IETC) (Istanbul, Turkey, Apr 26-28, 2010)
It has been widely recognized that language instruction that integrates technology has become popular, and has had a tremendous impact on language learning process whereas learners are expected to be more motivated in a web-based Computer assisted language learning program, and improve their comprehensive language ability. Thus, the present paper examines English as a foreign language students' motivation level in using web-based Computer-Assisted Language Learning. The sample group of the study consisted of 126 learners of English as foreign language at preparatory school of Inonu University. The data were used to provide a descriptive and correlational analysis to address the research questions. The results indicate that there is a significant correlation between motivation level and the degree of importance of learning English for the participant while the relationship between motivation level and some other variables such as age, gender, grade, compulsory and voluntary states, types of their high school, parents' educational background, the time period of the participant's language learning process and the experience towards computer use was not significant. Finally, some practical recommendations were noted. (Contains 1 table.) [This paper was published in the proceedings of the International Educational Technology Conference (IETC) (Istanbul, Turkey, April 26-28, 2010). p1367-1369.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey