Benefits and Barriers of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching in the Arab World: Jordan as a Model

Nedal A. Bani Hani
2014 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
The per se of this ad hoc research was to highlight the benefits and barriers of computer assisted language learning and teaching in the Arab World and Jordan in particular. The researcher constructed a questionnaire consisted of the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing computer in teaching languages in the world. The sample of the study contained 200 English language teachers in Jordan. The researcher used a twoscale questionnaire (agree and disagree). The researcher asked the
more » ... ked the participants to determine whether he or she agreed or disagreed on the provided items. The percentage for each item was computed to find out the most important benefits and barriers. The findings revealed that the most significant barriers were: (1) inadequate number of computers, (2) technical problems, (3) needs more teacher training, (4) more time is needed, (5) the cost is high. The results also showed that the most essential benefits were: (1) providing immediate feedback, (2) motivating students' learning, (3) exciting and more fun, (4) initiating more interaction, (5) easy to control. In conclusion, the researcher put forth some recommendations and solutions to tackle the barriers that emerged from this study.
doi:10.4304/tpls.4.8.1609-1615 fatcat:jrvoovrzl5fytcfxptpmz2ygwi