University of Isfahan, Iran (Jafari.firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Isfahan, Iran (Dabaghi.email@example.com)
Vahid Dastjerdi, Hossein
University of Isfahan, Iran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the reasons and influential factors behind teachers’ attitudes, use or non-use of information and communication technology (ICT) resources in vocabulary instruction in Iranian High School context. To have a better understanding of the effects of Integrating ICT resources into vocabulary instruction in Iranian High School Context with the use or non-use of (ICT) resources, the teachers’ attitudes, perception and motivations were tested through various types of questionnaires and interviews as well as a comparison between the results obtained from immediate and delayed posttests of the students whose teachers integrated ICT resources with those whose teachers took the ordinary rout of teaching. The immediate and delayed posttests of sixty students whose teachers showed willingness to integrating ICT resources into vocabulary instruction were compared with those of sixty other students whose teachers took the traditional procedures of teaching vocabulary. Inferential and statistical description of their finals revealed that the former outperformed the latter. It was also revealed that females were more successful than their male counterparts, even with the same background knowledge. The findings further showed that after taking part in computer in-service training, almost all the teachers became interested in integrating ICT resources in their classes. The findings also illustrated the importance of teachers’ vision of technology itself, their readiness to use ICT resources, their experience with it, the importance of in-service training, their level of computer skill and competence, the cultural environment surrounding them, and the introduction of ICT to schools and English institutes which could result in shaping their attitudes, perceptions and motivation toward computer technology.
Keywords: information and communication technology; attitudes; perception; motivation; in-service training