What Are the Barriers in the Use of Computer Technology in EFL Instruction?


  •  Abbas Pourhosein Gilakjani    
  •  Narjes Banou Sabouri    
  •  Asieh Zabihniaemran    

Abstract

A lot of teachers have serious problems in the effective use of computer technology. There are many barriers facing EFL teachers to use computer technology in their instruction. This paper reviews some of the important barriers toward using computer technology in EFL instruction. They are availability of hardware and software, lack of computer knowledge, lack of computer experience, inadequate computer technology support, time factor, teacher attitudes, and lack of professional development in computer technology integration. A review of these barriers will indicate how they influence the teaching and learning processes and what could be done to urge EFL teachers to use computer technology in their instruction.



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  • Issn(Print): 1918-7173
  • Issn(Onlne): 1918-7181
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: quarterly

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