Computer literacy and competency: a survey of Indonesian teachers of English as a foreign language

Son, Jeong-Bae and Robb, Thomas and Charismiadji, Indra (2011) Computer literacy and competency: a survey of Indonesian teachers of English as a foreign language. CALL-EJ, 12 (1). pp. 26-42.

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Abstract

This article presents the results of a study, which examined the current level of computer literacy of a group of Indonesian teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) and investigated factors affecting their use of computers in classrooms. Participants in the study were in-service teachers of EFL at Indonesian schools and universities. The teachers were invited to respond to a questionnaire containing questions related to the teachers’ ownership and accessibility of computers, their level of ability to perform computer-based tasks, their personal and professional use of computers and their interest in computer-assisted language learning (CALL). The findings of the study provide a picture of the Indonesian teachers’ use of computers in their local contexts and recommend increasing the teachers’ online opportunities, skills and competencies in the use of computers for their teaching practices and professional development.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © Jeong-Bae Son.
Depositing User: Dr Jeong-Bae Son
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 02:35
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 06:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: foreign language teachers; computer literacy; computer competency; computer-assisted language learning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18371

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