Impacts of Technology Enhanced EFL Reading Classroom on Student Learning and Achievement
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Technology is considered one of the most important aspects of education. Today not only college education but also language teaching is being challenged by the development of technology. Since technology is regarded as a powerful asset for the 21st century teachers and students pedagogy must be a priority rather than technology itself. As institutions schools and colleges change the way they teach due to new technologies and convert their current curriculum and teaching strategies into newer ones to equip today's learners a deeper understanding of the subjects and greater student success can be evidential. Therefore an effective next generation teaching needs to fulfill the expectations of the 21st century in English as a Foreign Language (EFL). This paper presents students' attitudes to technology enhanced reading classroom and its effects on their academic achievement at Kadir Has University School of Foreign Languages English Preparatory Program. From this analysis if appropriate technology is integrated into reading lessons the students seem to reflect a positive attitude towards reading. It is concluded that with a well-equipped and staged classroom presentation and instruction deficient reading activities in the current text book became more communicative and collaborative by using technology. The results also reveal that students have become more efficient readers and have achieved significant academic progress. The study implies that technology enhanced reading lessons have improved their motivation toward learning. However it should be kept in mind that technology rapidly changes so constant updating is required for such institutions and teachers. This work is primarily conducted and seeks to shed light on the importance and benefits of technology enhanced classrooms.