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Pages: 4266-4274
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

KEY BARRIERS TO ICT UPTAKE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING IN VIETNAM: A CASE STUDY

X.T. Dang, H. Nicholas, R. Lewis

La Trobe University (AUSTRALIA)
Information and communications technology (ICT) has a high profile in education and has been increasingly integrated into teaching and learning at all levels in Vietnam. Logically, ICT, which is perceived to bring about numerous positive benefits, should be warmly received by all teachers. However, this is not the case for foreign language teachers in Vietnam. This paper provides a critical analysis of key obstacles to ICT uptake in foreign language teaching at tertiary level in Vietnam. This is a result of a case study at Hanoi University (HANU). The data were collected from 222 survey questionnaires and 43 semi-structured interviews with HANU teaching staff, leadership and ICT experts. The findings show that barriers existed at both institutional and teacher levels. Lack of guidelines, training and support for ICT use in teaching, and limited resources were among the key barriers. The implications of the study are also discussed. Developing objective understanding of the inhibiting factors could be significant for successful ICT integration into modern language teaching in the future.
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author = {Dang, X.T. and Nicholas, H. and Lewis, R.},
title = {KEY BARRIERS TO ICT UPTAKE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING IN VIETNAM: A CASE STUDY},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-5563-5},
issn = {2340-1079},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2012},
year = {2012},
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AU - X.T. Dang AU - H. Nicholas AU - R. Lewis
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SN - 978-84-615-5563-5/2340-1079
PY - 2012
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X.T. Dang, H. Nicholas, R. Lewis (2012) KEY BARRIERS TO ICT UPTAKE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING IN VIETNAM: A CASE STUDY, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 4266-4274.
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