Title

Cloud applications in language teaching: Examining pre-service teachers' expertise, perceptions and integration

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Distance Education Technologies

Publication Date

10-1-2017

Abstract

© 2017, IGI Global. This study examined pre-service teachers' expertise, perceptions and integration of cloud applications in teaching of Arabic and English. Questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were used as data collection methods. The findings of the study specified that pre-service teachers did not own sufficient expertise for effective integration of cloud applications. The findings also revealed that participants perceived cloud applications as a valuable tool to improve many aspects of language education. Nonetheless, participants concentrated on integrating limited features of cloud applications. While the study revealed that there was no significant difference in participants' expertise in integrating cloud applications based on the language they teach, it found that pre-service English teachers had significantly higher levels of positive perceptions and integration of cloud applications than pre-service Arabic teachers. Finally, a positive significant correlation was found between expertise, perceptions, and integration of cloud applications.

ISSN

1539-3100

Publisher

IGI Global

Volume

15

Issue

4

First Page

39

Last Page

60

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Education

Keywords

Cloud Applications, Expertise, Integration, Language Teaching, Pre-Service Teachers

Scopus ID

85027987090

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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