Implementing Digital Techniques to Stimulate EFL Students’ Engagement: A Case Study in Vietnam
Keywords:Digital techniques, technology, student engagement, motivation
This is a mixed-method case study on the use of digital tools to encourage student collaboration in an EFL program class at the University of Economics – Technology for Industries (UNETI). The data were gathered via semi-structured interviews with the teacher, observations, and questionnaires. On the basis of textual and statistical data, the results indicated that both teacher and students were using a variety of digital technologies. Participants are reported to have used digital tools to deliver content, organize class activities, upload and download materials, communicate and interact with peers. The study reveals that students felt motivated through the specific use of technology in the classroom, raising participants' confidence in interacting with collective learning networks and accessing online activities through digital technologies. The research further demonstrates that teaching methods which promote cooperation have consequences for institutional practices in professional development as well as learning assistance schemes and teaching practices.
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