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ERIC Number: EJ1006674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0039-8322
Use of Technology in an Adult Intensive English Program: Benefits and Challenges
Fuchs, Carolin; Akbar, Farah Sultana
TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, v47 n1 p156-167 Mar 2013
This exploratory study presents results of an online survey on student teachers' technology proficiencies and uses of various tools in an adult Intensive English Program (IEP) in the United States. The ultimate goal was to identify areas of improvement for teacher education programs with regard to technology-enhanced language teaching and student teachers' professional development. The authors explored student teachers' proficiencies and preparedness in using technology tools in their English classes, the frequency of use, and the possible impact of these tools on teaching and learning. The research questions for this study were therefore as follows: (1) What kind of prior technology experience and training do IEP student teachers have? How important do IEP student teachers consider technology implementation in their language teaching?; (2) How do IEP student teachers rate their proficiency in using technology tools? How often do they use these tools in teaching?; and (3) What are the perceived benefits and drawbacks of technology use, and what areas can be identified to improve professional development?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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