Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Communication and Language in Virtual Spaces, January 2023    Pp.17-32

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Moodle in the Algerian EFL Context during Covid-19:  Exploring Students’ Attitudes and
Academic Achievements

Department of English Language and Literature
Faculty of Letters, Languages, and Arts
Saida University, Dr. Moulay Tahar, Algeria
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Department of English Language and Literature
Maghnia University Center, Algeria


Received:10/03/2022            Accepted:  12/26/2022                       Published: 01/20/2023


Algerian Universities hasten to implement online learning by using platforms like Moodle and Teams after the breakdown of the Covid-19 pandemic. Algerian Universities have recently included online learning; henceforth, teachers’ and students’ knowledge and attitudes toward these platforms impact teaching and learning achievements. This study intends to explore students’ attitudes toward the inclusion of the Moodle platform in learning during the pandemic by taking EFL students at Saida University as a case in point. The paper also seeks to explore the effectiveness of the Moodle platform. The researchers gathered data through a questionnaire that was distributed to 170 EFL Master students. To support the results, the researcher also employed a test and observation. The findings demonstrated that students had many difficulties in using the Moodle Platform. The analysis also revealed that the students had developed negative attitudes toward the use of the platform due to many reasons, mainly net problems and lack of knowledge. The results also indicated that online lectures via Moodle platform impact students’ academic achievements.
Keywords: Algerian EFL students, academic achievements, attitudes, Covid-19, Moodle Platform, online learning

Cite as: GHOUNANE, N., & RABAHI, R. (2023). Moodle in the Algerian EFL Context during Covid-19:  Exploring Students’ Attitudes and Academic Achievements. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Communication and Language in Virtual Spaces, January 2023. 17-32. DOI:


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Received: 10/03/2022
Accepted: 12/26/2022   
Published: 01/20/2023 

Dr. Nadia GHOUNANE is an Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at Dr Moulay Tahar University of Saida, Algeria. Her teaching area includes academic reading and writing, research methodology, phonetics, sociolinguistics, and grammar. She published some research papers in the fields of sociolinguistics, literature, and didactics. Her field of interest includes ICT and teaching, CALL, MALL, teens’ language and social media, academic writing and publishing. ORCiD:

Dr. Hanane RABAHI is an Assistant Professor of sociolinguistics at Maghnia University Center, Tlemcen, Algeria. Her area of interest includes teaching sociolinguistics, research methodology, discourse analysis, grammar, and linguistics. ORCiD: 5708-2471