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Middle East Technical University
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 425–430
This study examined the effectiveness of an educational computing course on preservice teachers' computer use and attitudes toward computers in education. The study used data from 16 (12 female, 4 male) preservice teachers who attended the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 928–933
There is a growing demand from the schools that prospective teachers be computer literate. New teachers are expected not only to have necessary skills for using computers but also to use computers effectively to enrich their classroom teaching....
Effects of an Educational Computing Course on Preservice and Inservice Teachers: A Discussion and Analysis of Attitudes and Use
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 32, No. 4 (2000) pp. 479–95
Describes a study that examined changes in preservice and inservice teachers' attitudes toward computers following their participation in an educational computing class and explored factors that contributed to their computer use. Discusses prior...
Assessment of Web-Based Courses: A Discussion and Analysis of Learners' Individual Differences and Teaching-Learning Process
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 33, No. 4 (2006) pp. 367–378
This study examined the role of individual differences and the quality of the teaching-learning process on learning outcomes in a web-based instructional environment, and explored the implications of those variables on the design, delivery and...
Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 6, No. 4 (2005) pp. 295–307
High demands on learners in Web-based learning environments and constraints of the human cognitive system cause disorientation and cognitive overload. These problems could be inhibited if appropriate cognitive tools are provided to support learners' ...
Analysis of the newly adopted “Science and Technology program” for the 4th and 5th level of elementary Education in Turkey
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 11–14
This qualitative study analyses on 4th and 5th level of elementary education "science and technology course", which has been prepared in accordance with the new curriculum based on a new approach. This new curriculum has been put into practice in...
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice Vol. 12 (Jan 01, 2013) pp. 221–237
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2792–2797
This paper presents views of prospective computer teachers about successful technology integration in Turkey. This study investigated prospective teachers' attitudes toward technology integration and their perceptions of potential technology...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 357–360
This study is undertaken to assess web-based training (WBT) as a tool for corporate training in information technology (IT) organizations in Turkey, by using the experiences, perceptions and foresights of IT managers. The study used data from 10 IT ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1568–1575
This paper reports the findings from the American lap of the quantitative phase of a mixed-method study conducted in Turkey and the USA in order to investigate the implementability of social networking services for educational purposes. It was aimed ...
Association between Preservice Teachers’ Personal Differences and Their Facebook Use: A Comparative Study in Turkey and the USA
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 782–791
This paper reports the findings from the quantitative phase of an explanatory sequential mixed-method PhD study conducted in Turkey and the USA in order to investigate the implementability of social networking services for educational purposes. It...
What are Characteristics of Computer Teachers? An Assessment of Prospective Computer Teachers’ Pedagogic and Subject Matter Competencies
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2798–2803
This paper presents perceptions and characteristics of prospective computer teachers at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. This study investigated pedagogical and subject matter domain competencies of pre-services computer teachers. Two ...
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2013) pp. 221–237
Effects of an educational computing course on preservice and inservice teachers' attitudes toward computers
(1997) pp. 1–109
This study examined the changes in pre-service and in-service teachers' attitudes toward computers following the participation in an educational computing class, and explored the factors that contributed to changes in attitudes. The study used data...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1570–1575
The purpose of this study is to investigate current status of K-12 teachers' ICT usage in Turkey. The primary focus is to form a big picture about integration of ICT into K-12 schools by presenting current status in regard to ICT resources in...
Asia Pacific Education Review Vol. 9, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 168–179
This study investigated teacher educators', prospective teachers', and K-12 teachers' opinions about the effectiveness of ICT related courses and the ways to improve the courses in Turkey's pre-service teacher education programs. The researchers...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 3027–3033
The purpose of this study is to investigate the current state of ICT perceptions, competencies, and the way of acquiring ICT competencies of K-12 teachers. The primary design model of this study is a mixed method approach which utilized a...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 12, No. 1 (2009) pp. 193–204
The purpose of this study is to investigate the main barriers and possible enablers for integrating information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Turkey's pre-service teacher education programs. The data were collected by means of...
Hacettepe University Journal of Education Vol. 34 (2008) pp. 127–139
The purpose of this study is to investigate the current status of K-12 teachers' Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) perceptions and ICT usage in their courses. The researchers used both quantitative and qualitative research approaches...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 9, No. 2 (2006) pp. 166–177
On-line collaboration is an instructional method that facilitates collaboration in an on-line learning setting. To promote effective collaboration, it is vital to reveal both the student's and the instructor's point of view pertaining to effective...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1565–1569
The main focus of the current study is to explore major problems and their solutions for integrating ICT into K-12 schools in regard to teachers' perceptions. The design of the study is cross-sectional survey method. The data were collected from 69...
ICT Usage of Faculty Members: Who Offer ICT Related Courses in Preservice Teacher Education Programs in Turkey
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1563–1567
This study presents survey findings about ICT usage of faculty members who offer ICT related courses in Turkey's preservice teacher education programs. The data were collected from 111 faculty members from 18 universities through a questionnaire....
Community College Review Vol. 27, No. 4 (2000) pp. 33–47
Explores the relationship between attitudes toward computers and computer use, as well as the most effective types of training for faculty. Increasing faculty competence will encourage computer use in the classroom. Ideally, training should be...
Can We Address Learning Styles of Students in Traditional And Web-Based Courses: Perceptions of Faculty Members and Preservice Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1238–1243
The present study explored faculty members' and preservice teachers' perceptions on addressing learning styles in different instructional environments, namely in traditional classroom and web-based instruction. This study used data from faculty...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 1387–1390
In this study, the effectiveness of a learning management system on on-line collaboration was investigated in a graduate course offered through the means of distance learning. The study explored the nature of collaboration, the perceptions of...
ReCALL Vol. 22, No. 3 (September 2010) pp. 313–331
The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of elementary-level English language learners towards web-based, multimedia-annotated grammar learning. WEBGRAM, a system designed to provide supplementary web-based grammar revision material, ...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 9, No. 2 (2006) pp. 213–222
Despite large investments by higher education institutions in technology for faculty and student use, instructional technology is not being integrated into instruction in higher education institutions including medical education institutions. While...
Educational Studies Vol. 39, No. 5 (2013) pp. 552–567
A case study was conducted to explore teachers' current technology use in elementary schools in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. The data were collected through a survey, and participants included 1030 classroom teachers across eight districts....
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 9, No. 3 (2006) pp. 122–136
This paper reports the findings of a study conducted on a foreign language course at a large mid-west university in the USA. In the study a web-based tool which supports both linear and non-linear learning environments was designed and developed for ...
A Discussion and Analysis of Preservice Teachers’ Attitudes toward an Online Supported Teacher Credential Course
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3388–3393
This study examined the changes in preservice teachers' attitudes toward computers following their participation in an online supported teacher credential course and explored the factors that contributed to their computer use. In this research, a...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3479–3483
The purpose of this research is to investigate whether computers should be used in early childhood education. In order to answer this question, the researchers took preschool teachers' perceptions about use of computers in early childhood education...
Computers & Education Vol. 68, No. 1 (October 2013) pp. 353–365
A three phase Sequential Mixed Method Design was utilized to propose and test a research-based model explaining the relationships between technology integration in Elementary Schools and a defined set of teacher and school-related factors. In the...
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting 2004 (October 2005)
This study explored how preservice teachers perceived and utilized the Online Learning Support System designed and developed to provide a platform for presenting utilities like content, news, and course assignments, and facilitating communication...
Comparison of On-Line and Traditional Computer Literacy Courses for Preservice Teachers: A Case Study
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 29, No. 3 (2001) pp. 259–69
Investigated the effectiveness of two computer literacy courses for preservice teachers, one offered online and one through traditional methods. Compared courses in terms of their effectiveness on computer attitudes and learning experiences about...
Cross-Cultural Collaborations: Building a Community of Learners Using Internet-based Videoconferencing
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) p. 531
This study examines the experiences of students and faculty in an advanced ID course, offered simultaneously at two universities in different countries, and connected through synchronous (Internet-based video conferencing) and asynchronous (online...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3524–3530
. It is important to consider how it can be used more effectively integrated into early childhood curriculum since technological device are widely used to maximize the learning activity. In this research, it is investigated how technological tools...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3364–3371
A qualitative study on teachers' use of Instructional design process was conducted to have an insight about their daily practices. Researchers aimed to determine the use of each identified Instructional design phases, as Analysis, Design,...
Computers are Ready But How About Teachers: An Assessment of Turkish Basic Education Teachers’ Inservice Training Needs
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1031–1035
Recently, the Turkish government has started a new project for Basic Education Schools (partially financed by the World Bank) in order to take a major step for Turkey to leap to an information society. The purpose of this study is to investigate 592 ...
A Comparison of Student-Teachers' Attitudes Toward Computers in On-Line And Traditional Computer Literacy Courses: A Case Study
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 348–353
This study examined the effect of two computer literacy courses (one was offered as on-line and the other one was offered through traditional methods). Two courses were compared in terms of their effectiveness on computer attitude of the student...
Teachers' Facebook Use: Their Use Habits, Intensity, Self-Disclosure, Privacy Settings, and Activities on Facebook
Educational Studies Vol. 40, No. 5 (2014) pp. 537–553
This study investigated K12 teachers' Facebook usage habits, intensity, self-disclosure, privacy settings and activities. A multi-method design was employed by collecting quantitative data from 616 teachers with a Facebook account using an...
Moving Programming Logic from Abstract to Concrete: Simulated Programming Environment Approach (SIMPEN)
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 1999 (1999) p. 1661
Programming is an abstract concept to teach without providing any concrete help. SIMPEN aims to help students in understanding essentials of programming techniques before beginning any programming languages. Monitoring all components of a...
A Phenomenological Study: Teachers' Experiences of Using Digital Storytelling in Early Childhood Education
Educational Studies Vol. 42, No. 5 (2016) pp. 427–445
This study investigates how early childhood education (ECE) teachers incorporated digital storytelling in their classrooms and the challenges and successes that they faced in the process. After the teachers attended a digital storytelling workshop,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 6236–6240
This study examined the university students’ expectations about technology integration in higher education. Data were collected from 867 students of the Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey during the 2006-2007 fall semester. Content...
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 30, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 91–101
This exploratory study examines the background characteristics, socio-cultural values and pedagogical beliefs that entering student teachers bring with them into the faculties of education and explores their possible implications for teacher...