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Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2021, Vol. 12(1) 24-31

The Assessment of Information and Communication Technology in Enhancing Researchers’ Efficiency

Ali Abbas Falah Alzubi

pp. 24 - 31   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2021.004

Published online: March 29, 2021  |   Number of Views: 16  |  Number of Download: 120


Abstract

The study aimed at investigating the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools in enhancing the researchers’ efficiency among English as a foreign language (EFL) faculty members. An explanatory mixed methods design was used to collect data from a sample of 43 EFL faculty members through a closed-end online survey and a WhatsApp group. The findings showed that 75% of the participants used ICT tools in the various stages of research. The qualitative data showed that 12 ICT tools including WhatsApp, Internet search engines, Google Forms, Office programs, citation websites and programs, Adobe reader, social networking sites, smart phone cameras, quantitative analysis programs, electronic mail, online word processors and similarity check programs. The findings of this study can be utilized in designing training programs on the employment of ICT in research work in order to empower researchers with more efficiency in using ICT tools for research purposes.

Keywords: Assessment; efficiency, faculty members, higher education, information and communication technology, research


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Alzubi, A.A.F. (2021). The Assessment of Information and Communication Technology in Enhancing Researchers’ Efficiency . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 12(1), 24-31.

Harvard
Alzubi, A. (2021). The Assessment of Information and Communication Technology in Enhancing Researchers’ Efficiency . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 12(1), pp. 24-31.

Chicago 16th edition
Alzubi, Ali Abbas Falah (2021). "The Assessment of Information and Communication Technology in Enhancing Researchers’ Efficiency ". International Journal of Educational Researchers 12 (1):24-31.