Digitalization of English Language Teaching in Higher Education : Insights from English Preparatory Classes in Turkish Universities

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dc.contributor Helsingin yliopisto, Humanistinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts en
dc.contributor Helsingfors universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten sv Erkan, Hatice Ceren 2020
dc.identifier.uri URN:NBN:fi:hulib-202006223344
dc.description.abstract The rise of the information and communication technologies (ICT) has been revolutionary for the societies of the 21st century. From an educational perspective, ICT tools have transformed traditional teaching and learning practices in many fields, including language education. This study aims to explore how ICT tools are used in higher education, specifically in English preparatory classes of universities in Turkey. Structured, online interviews were conducted with six EFL teachers working in different private universities. The interview questions were designed to identify teachers’ ICT use, their attitudes toward ICT tools, and potential advantages and disadvantages related to ICT tools. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze interview data. Overall, EFL teachers used traditional ICT tools, such as computers, projectors, and interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in almost all classes, and used various Web 2.0 tools to enrich their teaching practice. Besides, teachers expressed their confidence in using ICT tools, and this finding was independent of their history of ICT training. Teachers considered ICT tools as beneficial, highlighting multiple teaching- and learning-related benefits. Teachers considered infrastructure problems as the main challenge related to ICT use. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Helsingin yliopisto fi
dc.publisher University of Helsinki en
dc.publisher Helsingfors universitet sv
dc.subject Information and communication technologies
dc.subject ICT
dc.subject EFL
dc.subject motivation
dc.title Digitalization of English Language Teaching in Higher Education : Insights from English Preparatory Classes in Turkish Universities en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
dc.type.ontasot master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-202006223344
dc.subject.specialization ei opintosuuntaa fi
dc.subject.specialization no specialization en
dc.subject.specialization ingen studieinriktning sv
dc.subject.degreeprogram Englannin kielen ja kirjallisuuden maisteriohjelma fi
dc.subject.degreeprogram Master's Programme in English Studies en
dc.subject.degreeprogram Magisterprogrammet i engelska språket och litteraturen sv

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