Integrating ICT into Classrooms: A note from Turkish Teachers
Yasemin Kocak Usluel, Yasemin Demiraslan, Filiz Kuskaya Mumcu, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract: The objective of this study is to find out teachers' views on the integration of ICT into their courses and on the perceived obstacles to this integration. A questionnaire was administered to 575 teachers working in primary schools in Ankara to collect the data. The analysis of the data reveals that more than half of the teachers (55%) use traditional methods in their courses; however, they believe that it will be more useful to use ICT in teaching. 22% of the teachers believe ICT should be used in teaching and make efforts to use ICT in their courses. The lack of ICT in classrooms, the lack of knowledge on how to use ICT, the lack of technical support, and the insufficieny of in-service training are the most important obstacles expressed by teachers.
Kocak Usluel, Y., Demiraslan, Y. & Kuskaya Mumcu, F. (2007). Integrating ICT into Classrooms: A note from Turkish Teachers. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1569-1575). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).