The Attitudes of Non specialist EFL post-graduate Iraqi students about Edmodo and their utilizing for learning the English language
Al-Anbar University Journal For Humanities,
2022, Volume 2022, Issue 4, Pages 4358-4393
AbstractThis study was purposed at investigate the attitudes of Iraqi non specialist EFL post-graduate students about Edmodo and their utilizing for learning the English language. The second objective was to investigate the influence of gender (male and female) and major (scientific and humanitarian departments) of non-specialist EFL post-graduate students on utilizing Edmodo as an implement of learning language. During the academic year 2020–2021, (80) non specialist EFL post-graduate students from the College of Education at Al-Mustansirya University in Iraq participated in this study. This educational tool was applied in Iraq at the time of (Covid-19) to all Iraqi universities in the post-graduate stage. Data were gathered through a questionnaire, and analysis of the results indicated favorable attitudes toward utilizing Edmodo as an implement of learning English language. The results of this study showed that the Behavioral Engagement (BE for short) (M= 4.22), Developing Language Skills (DLS for short) (M= 4.11), and Learning Linguistics with Edmodo Technology (LLET for short) (M= 3.84) had the highest mean averages among the five attitude scale components. Finally , the Linguistics Confidence (LC for short) (M= 3.84) and Edmodo Technology Confidence (ETC for short) (M= 3.78) were calculated. According to the findings of this study, there was a statistically significant difference between the mean of the humanitarian departments and scientific departments of non-specialist EFL post-graduate students' attitudes toward utilizing Edmodo as an implement of learning English language. Likewise, there was no statistically significant difference in the attitudes of male and female students which utilizing Edmodo as an implement of learning English language. This study concludes with some pedagogical implications and and future research studies
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