English Language Teacher’s Multimedia Knowledge in Teaching Using Technology

Daniel Ginting, Teguh Sulistyo, Nining Ismiyani, Murpin Josua Sembiring, Raida Asfihana, Arfan Fahmi, Gusti Ayu Made Rai Suarniti, Yani Sri Mulyani


The present study investigates English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher’s multimedia knowledge and practices in remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Firstly, it focuses on determining whether some teachers' demographics (gender, nationality, academic qualification, type of institution, perceptions) correspond to teachers' multimedia knowledge. Secondly, it reveals the teacher’s practices in implementing multimedia in EFL classrooms. This present study surveyed 120 participants (Male=33 and Female=87) from Indonesia (N=108) and outside Indonesia (N=12). They answered a questionnaire to identify their demographic information and took a literacy test to examine their multimedia knowledge. The findings indicate that of the demographics, only gender correlates significantly to teacher’s multimedia knowledge. It was also found that teachers have worked hard to bridge the gaps of remote teaching by implementing multimedia regardless of the barriers they have met. It implies that multimedia should be applied not only in remote teaching but also in face-to-face and blended learning due to the power of multimedia in language learning.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v12n6p184

World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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