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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 476-486


The Use of Web 2.0 Tools among English Language Instructors of Higher Learning Institutions in Sabah, Malaysia

Anna Lynn Abu Bakar.


Abstract

In this rapidly changing and evolving of digital world, it is undeniable that technology plays a vital role in the teaching and learning process. In fact, the social scientists suggest that there is a benefit of using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the teaching and learning. This includes the prospect of making the learning and teaching process more engaging and connected to real life. They even argued that the English language instructors, particularly the English language instructors at the Higher Learning Intuitions (HLIs) are required to integrate technologies or to be more specific the ICT in teaching and learning process for such reason. Nevertheless, getting English language instructors to use ICT in teaching and learning activities will not be possible unless they understand and see the necessity of it in such activity. Thus, understanding English language instructorsÂ’ attitude, motivation and perception towards the importance of ICT and specifically the Web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning process become inevitable. Hence, this paper analyses the attitude, motivation and perception of English language instructors at the HLIs in Sabah, Malaysia towards the importance of using ICT and specifically the Web 2.0 tools in their teaching and learning activities. The study which this paper is based has employed the mixed method approach, approach that allows for the combination of both qualitative and quantitative components of data collection.

Key words: Teaching and Learning; Web 2.0 Tools, English language instructorsÂ’ Attitude, Higher Learning Institutions






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