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ERIC Number: EJ1144160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
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ISSN: EISSN-1642-1027
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The Effects of Using Technology and the Internet on Some Iranian EFL Students' Perceptions of Their Communication Classroom Environment
Ebrahimi, Nabi A.; Eskandari, Zahra; Rahimi, Ali
Teaching English with Technology, v13 n1 p3-19 2013
This study aims to explore the effects of implementing a CALL framework on the students' perceptions of their communication classroom environments. The What Is Happening In This Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire was distributed twice among 34 (F=14 and M=20) Iranian EFL students, the first time after a ten-session-long regular no-tech communication class and the other time after a ten-session-long communication class informed by a CALL framework. The data were analyzed using SPSS and the results showed that there was a significant difference (p<0.05) between the participants' perceptions of each dimension (i.e, Student cohesiveness, Teacher support, Involvement, Task orientation, Cooperation, and Equity) of their communication classroom before and after introducing the CALL framework. The CALL-informed communication class led to a learning environment that was perceived by students as more efficient and learner-centered. The work uses the concept of learning environment, which is claimed to take into account many different aspects of a learning context and hence comprehensive, to explore practicality of CALL ideas for an EFL classroom.
IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group / University of Nicosia / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Ul. J. Sowinskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland. Web site: http://tewtjournal.org
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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