Measuring E-Learning Readiness among EFL Teachers in Intermediate Public Schools in Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Ajab Al-Furaydi

Abstract


This studywill determine their readiness level for the e-learning in several aspects such as attitude toward e-learning, and computer literacy also this study attempt to investigate the main the barriers that EFL teachers have to overcome while incorporating e-learning into their teaching. The theory upon which the study was technology acceptance model (TAM) was selected to measure the attitude toward e-learning among EFL teachers and computer literacy. The sample of the study is 71 EFL teachers from the public school. Who were randomly selected to take part in the questionnaire. The findings revealed that the level of computer literacy has a positive influenced on the attitude toward e-learning among EFL teachers in the public school. The EFL teachers showed that the administration did not quite support the e-learning in their schools. The poor support of school administration in e-learning indicates that there is an administrative gap between the Minister of Education and schools’ administration. This issue arises due to unclear e-learning policy in the education in Saudi Arabia. This issue also had an impact on the school administration in support e-learning. It is claimed that EFL teachers had two important issues when they adopt e-learning in their teaching: lack of reliability of the software and lack of time.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v6n7p110

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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