Online Teachers’ Attitudes toward Using Technology in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Hooshang Khoshsima, Amin Saed, Mohammad Azim Arbabi

Abstract


Online learning is an educational instruction that is delivered via technology and internet to the students. Online courses can be delivered through different learning platforms. This study intends to investigate the benefits and drawbacks of the online instruction with the use of Telegram, a mobile application which is widely utilized by Iranians. The study aims to investigate the new insights into online language courses through modern technology. To this end, a channel was created on Telegram with 280 members as learners and 15 members as tutors. The tutors, being the subjects of this study, were invited to have collaboration in a group on Telegram for online teaching/tutoring. A descriptive qualitative method was used for data collection. An interview was conducted with the tutors about their perspectives toward the online tutoring course. 


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technology, mobile application, Telegram, online learning, teaching English

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