An Overview of the Technology Use in Iraqi EFL Classrooms: Lessons Learned, Challenges to Overcome

dc.contributor.advisorChristiansen, M. Sidury
dc.contributor.authorAlgarawi, Hassan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKisselev, Olesya
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHuang, Becky
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4275-2035
dc.date.accessioned2024-01-22T22:17:57Z
dc.date.available2024-01-22T22:17:57Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.descriptionThe author has granted permission for their work to be available to the general public.
dc.description.abstractThis study covered the topic of technology adoption by Iraqi EFL classrooms between 2003 and 2021. Iraq is one of the first Middle Eastern countries to have very basic technology use but never upgraded it. The current study explored the adoption of technology for language learning because technology became a powerful tool for language learning. This research investigated the reasons that prevented Iraq from developing technology and using it to enhance foreign language learning. Researchers provide some recommendations to overcome the challenges that Iraqi education suffers from. This current study also provided some recommendations as well to resolve some of the challenges found throughout the research. For example, this study discusses suggestions such as applying blended learning, using authentic speaking, using social media tools, training educators and showing the advantages of technology to both teachers and students. Also, teachers and students' attitudes were explored to see their readiness for technology integration. Iraq was forced to adopt e-learning throughout the spread of COVID-19 and some of the studies were explored and cited in this current study. The pandemic has helped the English language teaching field around the world to overcome some of the challenges; thus, Iraqi classrooms can also benefit from the new good practices of e-learning.
dc.description.departmentBicultural-Bilingual Studies
dc.format.extent63 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9798438755388
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/2295
dc.languageen
dc.subjectTechnology adoption
dc.subjectIraqi classrooms
dc.subjectBlended learning
dc.subjectAdvantages of technology
dc.subject.classificationAdult education
dc.subject.classificationEnglish as a second language--ESL
dc.subject.classificationEducational technology
dc.subject.classificationEducational evaluation
dc.titleAn Overview of the Technology Use in Iraqi EFL Classrooms: Lessons Learned, Challenges to Overcome
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
dcterms.accessRightspq_OA
thesis.degree.departmentBicultural-Bilingual Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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