English language teachers‟ perceptions about an online basic call training /

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2014
Songül, Behice Ceyda
This case study examined the factors affecting a group of Turkish L2 English in-service teachers’ use of technology in their language classes and their perception of a four-week online CALL training they received on a voluntary basis. Through self-report data collected via interviews and reflection reports, the researcher aimed to investigate the potential of online in-service CALL training for training language teachers to integrate CALL in their classrooms. The findings pointed at many factors that impinged on teachers’ technology integration. CALL learning in the cyberspace was also found to be too challenging for some teachers devoid of computer skills to manage the online experience. Coupled with the teachers’ desire to learn and practice CALL in situated contexts, the researcher came up with a sequential procedure for online in-service CALL training which consists of various stages until L2 English teachers gain the competence to successfully monitor their CALL learning in the online environment. This procedure is also proposed to be a valuable means for the transfer of knowledge and skills gained in CALL training to real language classroom.

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B. C. Songül, “English language teachers‟ perceptions about an online basic call training /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.