TESOL and Technology Studies https://www.sabapub.com/index.php/tts <p>Journal of TESOL and Technology Studies is a peer-reviewed international journal, published by Saba Publishing. The aim of the journal is to provide a venue for academicians, researchers, and practitioners in the area of English language teaching and learning to share their theories, models, views, research results, and classroom practices for the benefit of all. All articles in this journal are published in English.</p> <p><strong>Editor in Chief: <a href="https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35791372800" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Prof. Dr. Norizan Abdul Razak</a></strong><br /><strong>ISSN (online)</strong>: <a href="https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2709-6696" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2709-6696</a><br /><strong>Frequency:</strong> Semiannual</p> en-US Sat, 31 Dec 2022 19:13:55 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 An Exploration of the Situation of Educational Technology Infrastructure in Sudanese General Education: A Case Study https://www.sabapub.com/index.php/tts/article/view/642 <p>In the last two decades, policymakers have considered Educational Technology Infrastructure (ETI) as a prerequisite for the successful implementation of Educational Technology Policies (ETP). This study aims to measure the situation of ETI in Sudan and display its importance in supporting ETP. Content analysis is used to demonstrate how specific attention is paid by US, UK, and China toward ETI as a crucial element in their ETP implementation, and how several factors are then determined to assess the infrastructure in Sudan based on experiences that the US, China, and World Bank have obtained. These include policies towards ETI; electricity supply; schools or classrooms connected to the internet; the ratio of students to computers; internet speed; and availability of digital resources. Recent years have witnessed e-learning projects and digital resources under construction by the Sudanese National Center for Curricula and Educational Research (NCCER) and UNICEF, but Sudan still faces various ETI problems, including (1) a lack of policy and vision towards ETI in Sudan; (2) Sudan’s ETI challenge of being a developing economy; (3) a sizable population living in areas without electricity coverage; (4) a low ratio of student to computer usage in public high schools (merely about 28:1). We conclude with proposing several workable solutions for improving the current situation of ETI in Sudan.</p> Alnuaman Alamin, Wu Guoxiang, Adam Tairab Copyright (c) 2022 TESOL and Technology Studies https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.sabapub.com/index.php/tts/article/view/642 Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The need to engage students’ creative thinking in language learning classes https://www.sabapub.com/index.php/tts/article/view/644 <p>There is a growing body of literature that emphasizes the significance of creative thinking in the globalized and interconnected world of 21<sup>st</sup> century. Developing the ability to think creatively helps enrich our lives, achieve success and have a prosperous society. Therefore, the development of the skill should be a fundamental part of education throughout all levels and across all subjects. Language education is no exception. Language learning classes that encourage creative thinking help learners develop not only intellectually but also emotionally and socially. The main purpose of this paper is to present the implications of engaging students’ creative thinking in language learning classes with reference to English language. We discuss a new perspective about the process of language learning and focus on how engaging students’ creative thinking can make learning other languages meaningful, enriching and engaging.</p> Zaina Smare Copyright (c) 2022 TESOL and Technology Studies https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.sabapub.com/index.php/tts/article/view/644 Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000