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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 15, No. 4 (2019) open journal systems 

Adaptation of Instructional Design to Promote Learning in Traditional EFL Classrooms: Adobe Captivate for E-Learning Content

Hicham Boukhechba, Ahmed Draia University Adrar
Bachir Bouhania, Ahmed Draia University Adrar

The indispensability of ICT tools in EFL classrooms is rather taken for granted, often in a way to promote the teaching /learning experience. Accordingly, teachers more than ever are encouraged or even explicitly instructed to use different tools inside the classroom. However, the lack of a systematic approach that governs the design and the delivery of content has resulted in the misapplication, or in the failure to fully exploit the potential that technology brings to learning. Therefore, the current research attempts to adapt instructional design principles inside EFL classrooms to ensure a productive E-learning environment, through methodical control of the utilization of information and communication technologies. In pursuit of this endeavor, the current paper examines first, through a literature review, the concept of instructional design and its principles and how they can be incorporated inside traditional EFL classrooms. The methodology opted for relies on quantitative data collected from an experiment conducted on two middle school 4 MS (Middle School) classes. An experimental group received five lessons in which content was designed using Adobe Captivate and adhering to instructional design principles. On the other hand, a control group received five lessons with the same objective, yet with regular videos and media gathered from YouTube. The findings of the research divulge that creating content with instructional design principles in mind results in a classroom in which learners are engaged with tools throughout the whole session instead of just assistive devices used for a short activity or just to draw the attention of learners. However, it is clear that an EFL teacher cannot assume the role of an instructional designer but such a task needs to be assigned to instructional designers who need to work closely with teachers.

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