The use of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning has been extensively researched and highly appreciated. Many papers have discussed the benefits of ICT for teachers and learners. However, little has been known about those who do not use ICT in their teaching. The aim of this paper is to contribute to a better understanding of the profile of ICT non-users in the area of foreign language teaching in Vietnam. This is part of the results of a study on factors influencing academic staff on ICT usage in foreign language teaching in a case study university in Vietnam. The data collection was conducted with two main instruments, i.e. survey questionnaire and semi-structured interviews in the year 2010. Much of the discussion will try to analyse different aspects of ICT non-users such as: Who are they? How large is this group? Where are they located in the university? And what are the causes of their non-uptake of ICT in foreign language teaching? The paper will also try to explain the relationship between non-use and other variables such as perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, institutional leadership and support, ICT training, individual agency, beliefs and attitudes toward ICT uptake in foreign language teaching. Future research could possibly use larger sample sizes in different contexts to develop a deeper understanding of realities of ICT use and non-use by academics.
12 p. (p. 57-68)
International Conference ICT for Language Learning, pp. 57-68