Download full text
Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1214377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
College Students' Attitudes toward ICT Use for English Learning
Ngo, Hong; Eichelberger, Ariana
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v15 n1 2019
Breakthroughs in information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly providing language learners with opportunities for real-time interactions with those fluent in their target language. However, adoption of available ICTs may depend on students' perceptions of the ICTs as affordances. This study examined the attitudes of 928 Vietnamese, non-English major college students toward the use of selected information and communication technologies (ICT attitudes) in English learning, and if the attitudes were affected by gender or comfort levels using technology. The study found that 61.2% of the students reported positive ICT attitudes and ICTs were more beneficial in augmenting receptive English over expressive English skills. The study also found significant differences in ICT attitudes across gender with female students more positive regardless of how comfortable they were in using computers and the Internet, and across technology comfort levels with those more comfortable, regardless of gender, being more positive toward ICT use in English language learning.
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Information Technology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Attitudes
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam