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ERIC Number: EJ1135676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1642-1027
Computer Literacy in Learning Academic English: Iranian EAP Students' and Instructors' Attitudes and Perspectives
Alavi, Seyed Mohammad; Borzabadi, Davood; Dashtestani, Reza
Teaching English with Technology, v16 n4 p56-77 2016
This study aimed to analyze perceptions of Iranian English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students on their computer literacy levels. A total of 641 undergraduate students of civil engineering and 34 EAP instructors participated in the study. Data collection instruments included questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Findings confirmed that the participants perceived Iranian EAP students' computer literacy levels as low and insufficient for the efficient implementation of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in EAP instruction. The results of the study highlighted that computer literacy occupies a significant role in tertiary students' academic and EAP achievement. It appeared that there are several constraints and barriers which would discourage EAP students from promoting their computer literacy and using computers for learning EAP. Furthermore, the study found evidence to support the view that there should be adequate computer literacy training programs for EAP students to facilitate the incorporation of computer technology in EAP instruction. The analysis of qualitative data provided insights into participants' perceptions of several specific computer-based skills required for technology-enhanced EAP learning. Implications for the integration of technology and CALL in EAP instruction are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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