Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number1. March 2022 Pp. 450-461
Teachers’ Experience in E-assessment: Case Study of EFL Teachers in
Department of English Language and Literature
Dr. Moulay Tahar University of Saida
Received: 1/31/2022 Accepted: 3/1/2022 Published:3/24/2022
In the wake of the Corona Virus pandemic, many universities have rapidly shifted to remote education. In this regard, students are enrolled in online learning instead of, or sometimes along with, physical classroom presence. As a result, the online assessment also appeared as an alternative method to assess students. The current research paper aims to provide an in-depth look at the online reviews in EFL teaching and learning in the Algerian context during the Covid-19 pandemic. The main questions that set the study are: How do Algerian English language teachers perceive e-assessment via Moodle? What impact did the online reviews have on assessment practices?; How did an online assessment affect students ‘achievements? To answer these questions, the researcher conducted a study with Algerian EFL teachers and students from three Universities. The researcher collected data through a questionnaire addressed to EFL teachers and a comparative analysis of Project-Based Language essays done by the students in face-to-face assessment and online assessment. The findings revealed that although the challenges facing teachers in online review, positive attitudes appeared towards this method. The analysis also demonstrated that the assessment practice used mainly by participated teachers is a summative assessment. The results also showed a big difference in students’ achievements between face-to-face assignments and online evaluation, in favor of e-assessment.
Keywords: Algerian universities, COVID-19, EFL teachers, e-learning, e-assessment, online education, teachers’ perception
Cite as: Hichour, H. (2022). Department of English Language and Literature. Dr. Moulay Tahar University of Saida.
Arab World English Journal, 13 (1) 450-461.
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