http://scipg.com/index.php/101/issue/feed International Journal of Educational Technology and Learning 2018-10-01T06:48:08+00:00 Open Journal Systems <p>The International Journal of Educational Technology and Learning (IJETL) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Scientific Publishing Institute.</p> http://scipg.com/index.php/101/article/view/177 The Benefits of Using Facebook Live for Listening Activities in A Korean University EFL Classroom 2018-08-27T10:42:40+00:00 Chris Kobylinski chriskoby@hufs.ac.kr <p>Although the methods and mediums of receiving information have rapidly changed, the main method of presenting listening activities in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom has not. More and more people are using social networking services (SNSs) as their source for daily information, yet most EFL classrooms still use voice only recordings for listening activities. To keep up with the changes and to provide students with real authentic listening experiences, many teachers have begun to use SNSs in their classrooms. This paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of using Facebook Live as an authentic source for listening activities in an EFL classroom. The data collected revealed a variety of strengths and weaknesses of this application, and showed potential for use within the classroom and for allowing students to practice listening outside the classroom.</p> 2018-08-27T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://scipg.com/index.php/101/article/view/183 Constraints Hindering Adoption of ICT in Government Secondary Schools in Tanzania: The Case of Hanang District 2018-09-18T07:41:24+00:00 Kunda Humphrey Kweka kwekakunda@yahoo.com Placidius Ndibalema kwekakunda@yahoo.com <p>This paper addresses teachers’ skills on ICT Integration in teaching and learning and constraints that hinder the adoption in Government owned secondary schools. The study employed a cross-section research design which guided the collection of both quantitative and qualitative data. Simple random sampling was employed in the selection of participants of which data were collected from 75 teachers in government secondary schools, 15 Heads of Schools, 1 DEO and 3 Quality Assurers. Questionnaires and interviews were used to obtain data. Qualitative data were analysed through content analysis while descriptive statistics was used to analyse quantitative data with the aid of SPSS version 21. The findings revealed that, most of the secondary school teachers had minimal skills of integrating ICT in teaching and learning due to different challenges such as lack of ICT facilities, inadequate computer labs in schools, and inadequate pre-service and in-service teachers training. Finally, the paper recommends a holistic approach in harmonising the curriculum requirements and the ICT policy strategies so as to create awareness among teachers, thus develop the required ICT pedagogical skills.</p> 2018-08-27T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://scipg.com/index.php/101/article/view/192 "English for Academic Purposes in the Korean University Context: Teachers’ Opinions on What is Being Taught, How it is Being Taught, and Possible Improvements" 2018-10-01T06:48:08+00:00 Chris Kobylinski chriskoby@gmail.com Richard Prasad chriskoby@gmail.com <p>As the use of English in the academic world increases around the world, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) continues to grow. The increase in demand for EAP courses and teachers often finds English teachers having to prepare students to study in fields that they themselves might not be familiar with or teach a style of course they might not have done before. In addition to these obstacles, there are many institutional barriers that prevent teachers from teaching EAP properly. This paper examines these problems in the South Korean university context. Currently many Native English Speaking (NES) English teachers are transitioning from teaching Commutative Language Teaching (CLT) classes to teaching EAP courses and are experiencing many problems and barriers as they transition and teach EAP. 10 NES university teachers were interviewed in order to gather qualitative data about their experiences in teaching EAP courses in an attempt to better understand the current situation in many Korean universities. The data gathered revealed many similar problems and led to ideas for possible improvement on many levels.</p> 2018-08-27T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##