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ERIC Number: ED499579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Exploration of the Attitudes of Freshman Foreign Language Students toward Using Computers at a Turkish State University
Akbulut, Yavuz
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET v7 n1 article 2 Jan 2008
The present study expands the design of Warschauer (1996) surveying freshman foreign language students at a Turkish university. Motivating aspects of computer assisted instruction in terms of writing and e-mailing are explored through an exploratory factor analysis conducted on the survey developed by Warschauer (1996). Findings suggest that learners have positive attitudes towards CALL because of computers' potential to sustain independence, learning, collaboration, instrumental benefits, empowerment, comfort and communication. Influence of several background variables on attitudes towards CALL is also explored through relevant parametric tests. Analyses revealed that gender and age did not have an effect on attitude scores whereas having a PC at home, PC experience and hours of Internet use were related to attitudes towards CALL. Implications of the present study and suggestions for further research are provided. (Contains 10 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey