Needs Assessment of ESL Teachers for the Integration of Computer Technology into the Teaching and Learning of English Language in Ekiti State Secondary Schools (Published)
The study was carried out to assess the needs of English language teachers in order to integrate computer technology into English language teaching in schools. The descriptive research design of the survey type was employed. The population was all English language teachers in all government owned secondary schools in Ekiti state. Purposive random sampling technique was used to select 120 respondents across the three Senatorial Districts of the state. Data were collected through the use of questionnaire designed by the researcher, titled: Needs Assessment Questionnaire on The Integration of Computer Technology into English Language Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools. Data collected were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results show that ESL teachers’ needs comprise both access to computer technology facilities and training in basic computer skills. Their access needs include: computer sets for teaching and learning English language, Personal computer (laptop) among others. Their training needs include: basic computer training, advanced computer training among others. Also, male and female teachers did not differ significantly in their needs for integration of computer technology into their teaching and learning. However, there was significant difference in the teachers’ needs for integrating computer technology into teaching and learning based on school location and years of experience. It is recommended that all stakeholders should synergise to meet the needs of ESL teachers for the proper integration of computer technology into the teaching and learning of English language.
Citation: Dada, Esther Morayo and Olaniyan, Ayomiku Samuel (2021) Needs Assessment of ESL Teachers for the Integration of Computer Technology into the Teaching and Learning of English Language in Ekiti State Secondary Schools, International Journal of English Language Teaching, Vol.9, No.6, pp.,18-32
Over the past few years, the tremendous expeditious technological advances, computer network technology is now exerting its influence on sundry aspects of our life, including regimes, business, economics, and especially in inculcation, which was visually perceived during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under such a circumstance, there has been a significant increase in interest in using computers and their applications in IT classrooms in language teaching and learning. The role of computers plays in language instruction has become an important issue involving language teachers worldwide. This paper deals with the role of computer technology, including hardware, software, and the internet, in enhancing English language teaching and facilitating the teaching process.
Citation: Wijdan Sidig EL-Khalifh Mohammed, Dina Ali Abdalla Ali, and Mujahid Isam Mohammed Ahmed Alamin (2021) The Role of Computer Technology in Enhancing English Language Teaching, International Journal of English Language and Linguistics Research, Vol.9, No 7, pp.11-18