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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(17); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.061720.

Research on Factors Influencing the Development of College English Teachers' Information-based Teaching Ability


Guorong Shen, Jiayao Li, Xuelin Zhai

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Guorong Shen

School of Foreign Languages, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, Henan, 450053, China


Modern information technologies are developed continuously and popularly used in college English teaching. Successful integration of IT in English teaching requires teachers to rethink their own roles, update teaching concepts, and enhance their teaching competence. The working condition of College English teachers is a multi-dimensional ecological system, which not only regulates, but also stimulates them. Therefore, when discussing the development of IT capabilities for college English teachers, it should be considered within an ecosystem. All the influential factors shall be considered in the education of teachers, and comprehensive supports be provided for the development of informational teaching competence of college English teachers. This article conducts a questionnaire survey on three universities at different stages of informatization technology development. By comparing and analyzing the data, the relationship between the development of information technology teaching ability of English teachers in universities and their living environment was examined. The results show that the 11 factors are related to the status quo of College English teachers' teaching competence with IT. The results of multiple regression analysis show that the most predictive factors for College English teachers' information teaching competence are 3 variables (attitude and awareness, computer self- efficacy, motivation), 3 medium variables (information facility, personal factor, career development) and 3 macro variables (policy and regulation, times requirements, training). Some suggestions to develop the teaching ability of College English teachers with IT are offered.


College English Teachers, Information-Based Teaching Ability, Factors Influencing the Development

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Guorong Shen, Jiayao Li, Xuelin Zhai. Research on Factors Influencing the Development of College English Teachers' Information-based Teaching Ability. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 17: 124-134. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.061720.


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