The Impact of Computer-enriched Language Instruction on Students’ Attitudes and Behaviors

Yasser Ebrahimi, Parisa Bazaee


Computer-enriched instruction (CEI) has played an important role in language curriculums for Iranian schools and university over two decades; however, few researchers rare focused on this applicable tool from students’ views. Based on theories of human agency, it is essential to know peoples’ attitudes and acceptance of the information technology (Rogers, 1983). Hence, this paper explores university students’ attitudes on the widespread teaching and learning approaches utilizing computer-enriched language learning in the subject university in mainland Iran. Data was collected by using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Current computer-related behaviors were investigated by using a questionnaire; while their attitudes towards the application of (CEI) in universities was further explored by adopting a semi-structured interview. On the one hand, the results of the survey present that students do not use computers to assist their English learning. However, on the other hand, the interviews indicate that students hold a positive attitude on applying (CEI) in English classes if efficient guidance is available. It suggests that more accompanied trainings and workshops would be provided in Iranian mainland universities for university students to improve their capacities of applying (CEI) to their English learning.


information technology (IT), computer-enriched instruction (CEI), attitude, behavior

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