CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
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Technology integration of using digital gameplay for enhancing EFL college students’ behavior intention

Ragad M. Tawafak 1, Liqaa Habeb Al-Obaydi 2, Blanka Klimova 3, Marcel Pikhart 3 *

CONT ED TECHNOLOGY, Volume 15, Issue 4, Article No: ep452

https://doi.org/10.30935/cedtech/13454

Submitted: 06 April 2023, Published Online: 04 July 2023

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Abstract

This abstract presents a research study that investigates the effects of technology integration (TI) through digital gameplay on English as a foreign language (EFL) college students’ behavior intention. The study employs a mixed-methods research design, combining quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods. The quantitative phase involves a pre- and post-test design, measuring the behavior intention of EFL college students before and after engaging in digital gameplay activities. The qualitative phase involves in-depth interviews and focus group discussions to gather students’ perceptions and experiences with using digital gameplay in their language learning process. The findings reveal that TI through digital gameplay positively influences EFL college students’ behavior intention, including their motivation, engagement, and self-efficacy in language learning. The qualitative data provide insights into students’ perceptions of the benefits and challenges of using digital gameplay, highlighting its potential for improving language skills, fostering social interaction, and promoting autonomous learning. The implications of the study suggest that incorporating digital gameplay in EFL college classrooms can be an effective approach to enhance students’ behavior intention and contribute to their language learning outcomes. This study contributes to the existing literature on TI in language education and provides practical recommendations for educators and policymakers to leverage digital gameplay for enhancing EFL college students’ behavior intention.

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