Teachers’ perceptions of the use of multimedia in teaching English in official and non-official language learning settings

Author/s:

Razavi, Azam
Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran (ernika.razavi@gmail.com)

Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh*
Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran (a.ghanizadeh@imamreza.ac.ir)

Akbari, Omid
Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran (omidakbari@imamreza.ac.ir)

Abstract:

The present study enquired into EFL teachers’ attitudes and perceptions toward multimedia techniques (MTs). To do so, a three-phase study was designed. The first phase aimed at designing and validating the ‘EFL Teachers’ Attitudes and Perceptions of the Use of Multimedia’ scale. The scale comprised 18 items measuring teachers’ attitudes to multimedia and 9 items measuring their perceptions of multimedia. The results of validity and reliability estimates indicated that the scale has acceptable validity and reliability values. CFA yielded an amended version of the scale. The second phase employed the validated questionnaire in two drastically different settings of language learning − official (public high schools) vs. non-official (private language institutes) − which fluctuate in a range of perspectives. The findings of the second phase demonstrated significant differences between teachers’ attitudes as well as their perceptions of practice toward multimedia in the two contexts.

Keywords: multimedia teaching; attitudes on multimedia teaching; perceptions of multimedia teaching; EFL teachers; high schools; language institutes

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrset.2016.1407

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