Prospective Teachers' Tendencies to Utilize From the Facilities of Contemporary Educational Technology


Saygili G. , KESERCİOĞLU T. İ.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ASSESSMENT TOOLS IN EDUCATION, vol.2, no.2, pp.14-24, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ASSESSMENT TOOLS IN EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-24

Abstract

In terms of effectiveness and efficiency, it is important to determine the views of prospective teachers related to taking advantage of the facilities of contemporary educational technology. This study which aims to identify prospective teachers' attitudes towards computer-assisted learning was conducted with 140 prospective teachers (86 female, 54 male) who have been attending pedagogical formation education at Suleyman Demirel University in the 2013 academic year. In this study, in eight different fields of prospective teachers' attitudes towards computer assisted education were examined with different variables such as gender, major and graduation year. As a data collection tool, the "Computer Assisted Education Attitude Scale" was used in order to determine the tendencies of prospective teachers towards the use of computer-assisted learning in different fields such as physical sciences, social sciences, health sciences, fine arts, theology, mathematics and Turkish language. In the statistical analysis, frequency analysis, descriptive statistics, nonparametric statistical technics were used. As a result of the analysis it was identified that teachers participating our study exhibited substandard attitudes towards computer-assisted education. In computer-assisted education, female prospective teachers had higher attitude level than men prospective teachers. In addition, attitude scores of participants of mathematics, health sciences, fine arts and science was higher than the participants of the Turkish language, foreign languages, social sciences and theology departments. There were statistically significant difference between attitude scores of participants of different disciplines. Results of the research findings are expected to contribute to the widespread use of instructional technology, and are expected to lead to applications in other fields.