The Role of Using Information Communication Technology in the Motivation of Moroccan English Department Students during COVID-19 Quarantine

Main Article Content

Mohamed Benhima
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4714-1471
Youssef Benabderrazik

Abstract

The current study aims to investigate the role of using Information Communication Technology in motivating Moroccan English Department Students to learn during COVID-19 quarantine that lasted from the mid of March to the mid of July. Distance education or emergency remote instruction has become the standard way of teaching and learning during COVID-19. Hence, many universities have started uploading their lesson materials to different platforms. However, many students feel unmotivated to learn using ICT. To prove this hypothesis, a questionnaire in Google Forms was submitted to 114 students from some Moroccan English Department students to investigate the motivating and demotivating factors behind using ICT. Both open and closed-ended questions were used. Moreover, a focus group on the topic of motivation during distance education was conducted for more in-depth data. The results revealed that the most highly motivating factor behind using ICT to learn is attributed to extrinsic factors, whereas the demotivating factors are about lack and weakness of connection and lack of orientation. It is highly recommended that educational administrators and authorities respond to students’ needs.

Article Details

How to Cite
Benhima, M., & Benabderrazik, Y. (2020). The Role of Using Information Communication Technology in the Motivation of Moroccan English Department Students during COVID-19 Quarantine. The Journal of Quality in Education, 10(16), 22–47. https://doi.org/10.37870/joqie.v10i16.226
Section
Papers
Author Biography

Mohamed Benhima, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University

 

 

 

 

References

Altiner, C. Integrating a computer-based flashcard program into academic vocabulary learning. Doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, the USA, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2014 from http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1122&context=etd

Cheng, H. Y. (2012). Applying Twitter to EFL reading and writing in a Taiwanese college setting. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana State University, the USA, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2014 from http://scholars.indstate.edu//handle/10484/4574.

Dalton, M. L. Social networking and second language acquisition: Exploiting Skype (TM) chat for the purpose of investigating interaction in L2 English learning. Master's thesis, Iowa State University, the USA, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2014 from http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/10221/.

Darasawang, P., & Reinders, H. Encouraging autonomy with an online language support system. Computer-Assisted Language Learning – Electronic Journal, 11(2), 2010.

Retrieved April 10, 2014 from http://callej.org/journal/11-2/darasawang_reinders.html.

Dörnyei Z. Motivation in second and foreign language learning. Language teaching. 1998 Jul;31(3):117-35.

EL Ghouati, A. Examining the Relationship between E-Learning Styles and

Achievement in English among Moroccan University Students. Arab World English Journal, 8 (2). (2017) DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no2.23

Kramsch, C., & Thorne, S. L. Foreign language learning as global communicative practice. In D. Block and D. Cameron (Eds), Globalization and language teaching. (p.83-100). London and New York: Routledge (2002).

Klimova, B. F., & Semradova, I. The teaching of foreign languages and ICT. Procedia Technology, 1, 89–93, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.protcy.2012.02.017

Hashmi ZF, Dahar MA, Sharif A. Role of Information and Communication Technology in Motivating University Undergraduate Students towards a Learning Task in Public Sector Universities of Rawalpindi City. social Criminol 7: 196. 2019. doi:10.35248/2375-4435.19.7.196

Laabidi, Y., & Laabidi, H. Barriers Affecting Successful Integration of ICT in Moroccan Universities. Journal of English Language Teaching and Linguistics, 1(3), 2016. https://doi.org/10.21462/jeltl.v1i3.29

Tri, D. H., & Nguyen, N. H. T. An exploratory study of ICT use in English language learning among EFL university students. Teaching English with Technology, 14(4), 32–46. (2014).

Schoepp, K. and Erogul, M. Turkish EFL Students’ Utilization of Information Technology outside of the Classroom. TEFL Web Journal, 1(1), 2001. Retrieved April 25th, 2014, from http://www.teflwebj.org/v1n1/schoepp_erogul.html

Wang, I. An implementation study of the English as a foreign language curriculum policy in the Chinese tertiary context. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2006.

Zf, H., Ma, D., & A, S. Role of Information and Communication Technology in Motivating, University Undergraduate Students towards a Learning Task in Public, Sector Universities of Rawalpindi City. Sociology and Criminology-Open Access, 07(01), 2019. https://doi.org/10.35248/2375-4435.19.7.196.