TEACHERS' PERSPECTIVE TOWARDS THE USE OF MOBILE PHONES IN ENGLISH CLASSROOMS

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Syarifah Kurniaty Kahar
Zaiyana Putri
Fadhillah

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Mobile learning may play a paramount role in the development of teaching and learning methods, particularly for senior high schools. Nevertheless, the successful implementation of m-learning in senior high school will be dependent on users’ acceptance of the technology. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to better understand teachers’ attitudes towards using mobile phones in learning English by exploring factors that influence teachers’ use and acceptance of mobile phones in teaching. This study explores English teachers preferred ways of teaching when using mobile phones. 50 English teachers of the senior high school participated in filling out a self-report questionnaire of this current study. The results revealed that most of the teachers agreed that using mobile phones in English classrooms is effective and can improve the learning output. However, they also faced some challenges in its implementation such as limited mobile data and poor internet connection. The research contributes to the body of knowledge in the educational technology field theoretically, methodologically, and practically.


Keywords: Teachers’ perspective, mobile phones, English classroom

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