The Effectiveness of Google Classroom Among EFL Students in Jordan: An Innovative Teaching and Learning Online Platform


  • Abeer Hameed Albashtawi Luminus Technical University College
  • Khaleel Bader Al Bataineh Irbid National University



attitude, Google Classroom, technology, online platform, performance


This study investigated the effect of using Google Classroom on the reading and writing performance of diploma students with English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Irbid, Jordan. It aimed to investigate the attitudes of students toward using Google Classroom as an innovative online platform. A total of 26 EFL Syrian diploma students participated in this study; the participants sat in one intact group. The researchers employed a quasi-experimental design and one-group pretest-posttest design based on the quantitative data. The data were collected through a reading and writing test and a questionnaire. According to the results of the study, Google Classroom improved the reading and writing performance of Syrian students. Students showed positive attitudes toward using Google Classroom in terms of its ease of use, usefulness, and accessibility. Future studies should analyze the effectiveness of Google Classroom with respect to other contexts. This study affirmed the liability of utilizing Google Classroom in wider contexts.

Author Biographies

Abeer Hameed Albashtawi, Luminus Technical University College

Abeer Hameed Albashtawi is a senior lecturer at the Foundation and Support Programs Department at Luminus Technical University College. Her major research interests include applied linguistics, EFL, reading, vocabulary, motivation, and blended learning.

Khaleel Bader Al Bataineh, Irbid National University

Khaleel Bader Al Bataineh is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts, Department of English Language and its Literature, Irbid National University, Irbid, Jordan. He is also the director of INU Library. His research interests are applied linguistics, e- learning, blended learning, language in use, language analysis, speech acts and their role in communication and sociolinguistic behavior.




How to Cite

Albashtawi, A. H., & Al Bataineh, K. B. (2020). The Effectiveness of Google Classroom Among EFL Students in Jordan: An Innovative Teaching and Learning Online Platform. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 15(11), pp. 78–88.