Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 5. July 2019.             Pp.  252 -266
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call5.17

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 Graduate Students’ Reflections on Technology in Language Learning and Teaching: A
Qualitative Study

 

Mohammed A. A. Farrah
English Department, Faculty of Arts, Hebron University,
Hebron, Palestine

 

 

Abstract:
This study aims to analyze the experiences and perceptions of a group of graduate students regarding an MA Technology in Language Learning and Teaching Course at Hebron University, Palestine. Specifically, the study addressed the aspects of the   course that were perceived as the most useful for them and how graduate students perceive their professional growth as a result of the course. The study took place during the second semester of the academic year 2016/2017. The researcher employed a qualitative research to achieve the aims of the study. The participants wrote reflective journals and described how the course integrated theory and practice. The results revealed that the students benefited from the different elements of the course. Particularly, they benefited from the practical projects. The experience helped them in their professional development. Finally, the students offered a number of suggestions for improving the course. The researcher concluded with a set of recommendations.
Key words: language learning, presentations, practical projects, reflection, technology

Cite as:  Farrah, M. (2019). Graduate Students’ Reflections on Technology in Language Learning and Teaching: A Qualitative Study. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL (5). 252 -266.  DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call5.17

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Dr. Mohammed A. A. Farrah, associate professor of English Language Studies, graduated with a BA from
Hebron University in 1994 in English Language and Literature, MA in TESOL from International
Islamic University in Malaysia in 1999, and Ph.D. in English Language Studies in 2006 from International
Islamic University in Malaysia. There are a number of publications in the field of online learning and online
communication and collaborative learning and peer feedback in writing and types of feedback.
Administrative positions included Chair of the English Department in Hebron University from 2009 until
2013, Editorial Secretary of Hebron University Research Journal from 2007 until the present time, and he
presented a number of papers in local and international conferences. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-
9540-132X