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Research Paper | English Language and Literature | United Arab Emirates | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
Examining the Views of Instructors Regarding the Utilization of Online Final Assessments in EFL Environments: Advantages and Challenges
Abdelhamid A. Khalil
Abstract: The purpose of the study is to explore the perceptions of English teachers regarding the benefits of online summative assessment in terms of practicality, authenticity, and security in a private school in Sharjah, UAE. The study also explores the main obstacles teachers encounter with regard to the implementation of online summative assessment and their perceptions of the essential considerations needed for a successful implementation of these exams at schools. In order to achieve the purpose of the study, the phenomenological qualitative research approach has been adopted. An open-ended questionnaire and semi-structured interviews have been used as data collection tools and thematic content analysis has been selected to analyse the findings qualitatively. The study's findings show that teachers are generally positive regarding implementing online summative assessments. Furthermore, the findings demonstrate some challenges teachers encounter, including technical failure, forming objective questions and teachers? readiness to implement online exams. Hence, it is recommended that school managements provide teachers with enough training and support and ensure online exam security and authenticity by providing teachers with a relevant and practical platform to conduct online assessments.
Keywords: online summative assessment, teachers? perspectives, EFL contexts, online platforms
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 849 - 858