The Internet and Iranian Universities
Fatemeh Alipanahi, Islamic Azad uni. Zanjan Branch, Iran (Islamic Republic Of) ; Hossein Parvini Sani, Amir Kabit University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This study investigates the status of using the Internet in universities, the benefits of it in EFL teaching, willingness to integrate this technology in FL teaching and the concerns teachers have due to classroom Internet integration. The study answers the following questions. To what extent are Iranian English language teachers familiar with the Internet? What is the status of using the Internet in EFL teaching? Are English language teachers aware of the benefits of using the Internet in EFL classrooms? To what extent are they willing to use the Internet in EFL classrooms? And what kinds of concerns do they have regarding using the Internet in EFL classrooms? A questionnaire was sent to 250 English language teachers in 7 universities. The results showed that teachers are familiar with modern technologies, willing to use the Internet in teaching. However, it was surprising to find out that the majority of the teachers are not currently using the Internet in their EFL teaching.
Alipanahi, F. & Parvini Sani, H. (2010). The Internet and Iranian Universities. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 5001-5016). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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