Iraqi EFL teachers’ perception towards using Google Classroom at tertiary level

Raed Latif Ugla

Abstract


Nowadays, many educational applications (Moodle, Google Classroom, Zoom, etc.) are available for both teachers and students. This study aims at showing Iraqi EFL teachers’ perception towards using Google Classroom at the university level. A qualitative research design is used in this study. The researcher asked some Iraqi EFL teachers as volunteered to participate in this study. Those participants are working in different Iraqi universities. A semi-structured interview is used to get the data from those participants. Six phases of analysis were adopted from Braun and Clarke (2006) to analyse the elicited data. The results reveal that Google Classroom is very important in EFL teaching and learning at tertiary level. Although this application has many advantages in teaching EFL students, it has many disadvantages too. Finally, this study reveals that this application is not suitable for the Iraqi EFL context.


Keywords


Google classroom; Iraqi EFL lecturers; teaching English, learning English; COVID-19.

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijere.v11i3.22431

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