Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11889/6912
Title: Investigating EFL students’ preferences and beliefs about online vs. face-to-face learning at Birzeit University
Authors: Abed, Tagreed Bajes Butros 
Keywords: Beliefs and preferences;Online learning;Communication in education;Face-to-face learning
Issue Date: 21-Dec-2021
Publisher: Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica – Journal of Theories and Research in Education
Source: Abed,Tagreed (2021).Investigating EFL students’ preferences and beliefs about online vs. face-to-face learning at Birzeit University. 16, 3 (2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1970-2221/13196
Journal: Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica – Journal of Theories and Research in Education 
Abstract: Online learning has been internationally implemented in educational institutions due to the corona virus pandemic. This study employed quantitative and qualitative analyses to investigate English language students’ preferences and beliefs about online vs face-to- face learning at Birzeit University. Radia’s (2019) questionnaire was adapted and administered to the participants who experienced both types of instruction in Unlock English courses, and open-ended questions were employed to get detailed qualitative data. Quantitative findings revealed that students manifested more positive beliefs about face-to-face (Mean, 3.84) than online learning (Mean, 2.71), which was the best mode for practicing and learning language skills and interacting with teachers and peers. However, qualitative results were innovative since students expressed more comfort through online speaking with others, and online setting was the best option for 56% of the students. This might be an indication for future preferences to online learning.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11889/6912
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1970-2221/13196
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