EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Online Professional Development in Higher Education in Saudi Arabia

  •  Fatimah Yousef Alzahrani    
  •  Abeer Sultan Althaqafi    


This study aimed at examining EFL teachers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of an OPD program provided by a Saudi University. The program lasted for almost one year, and consisted of different courses about teaching English language. An online questionnaire was sent to the teachers to examine their perceptions of the effectiveness of the program through examining teachers’ perceptions of the significant features of the program, their learning in the program, and their use of the new knowledge and skills. Findings indicated limitations in teachers’ positive perceptions of the features of the OPD courses, teachers’ learning, and teachers’ use of new skills and knowledge. Providers of OPD need to take into consideration teachers’ needs and preferences, and the obstacles that might inhibit teachers’ learning. Needs analysis might be helpful to discover their needs and preferences and solutions for the obstacles they face.

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  • Issn(Print): 1925-4741
  • Issn(Onlne): 1925-475X
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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