Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 7. July 2021 Pp.190 -201
Remote Learning: Fostering Learning of 21st Century Skills through Digital
Shifan Thaha Abdullateef
Department of English Language and Literature
College of Sciences and Humanities
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Alkharj, Riyadh
Received: 6/1/2021 Accepted: 7/19/2021 Published: 7/26/2021
The shift from in-person to remote learning has have led to crisis management. Teachers find it more challenging as content designing and presentation have to undergo drastic change. Though many face-to-face methodologies could be adapted in the online context, Yet, “one size fits all approach” cannot be standardized in remote learning setups. The critical challenge in this ‘new era’ is to make the learners motivated, productive, and responsible. The study aims to find the impact of four digital tools: Discussion Forums, Kahoot, Padlet, and FlipGrid in fostering 21st-century skills and identify the existing gaps between Remote Learning and instructional activities in the EFL context. The study adopts a quantitative approach. First, it tries to examine the utilization of the digital learning tools under Blackboard by the faculty at the Department of English at Prince Sattam University and find out the impact of digital tools in fostering 21st-century skills on the undergraduate students pursuing level six. From the results of the study, it is evident that digital learning tools empower learners. The study recommends significant changes in the pedagogies. Finally, the study suggests rubrics be taken into consideration while choosing digital tools to foster 21 st century skills.
Keywords: digital learning tools, EFL, FlipGrid, Kahoot, Padlet, 21st-century skills
Cite as: Abdullateef, S. T. (2021). Remote Learning: Fostering Learning of 21st Century Skills through Digital Learning Tools.
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