Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Research in Education
Do EFL Instructors’ Interactions with Their Students on LMSs Differ by Certain Variables?
Necla Burçin Giritlioğlu, Selami Aydın
The number of studies on the relationship between English as a foreign language (EFL) instructors’ interaction levels and certain variables is limited to draw conclusions. This study aims to determine whether the levels of (EFL) instructors’ interactions with their students on learning management systems (LMSs) differ in accordance with certain demographic variables. The participants were 246 English instructors who were employed in preparatory schools across a range of state and private universities in Turkey participated in the study. A demographics questionnaire and a survey with 24 items that were adapted from Teclehaimanot and Hickman (2011) were given to the participants for data collection. The statistical data underwent analysis utilizing both parametric and non-parametric tests via SPSS software. The study concluded that the adoption of LMSs by EFL instructors displayed no differences according to their demographic characteristics except for their native languages and weekly online teaching hours.
keywords: communication, demographic variables, higher education, technology, Turkish EFL context