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ERIC Number: ED500094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Lecturers' Attitudes Towards the use of Technology: Alternative Strategies for Faculty Administrators
Hacifazlioglu, Ozge; Sacli, Oser Asim; Yengin, Ilker
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Educational Technology (IETC) Conference (7th, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, May 3-5, 2007)
For the last two decades of this age of globalization we are living, technological advancement remarked every aspect of our lives significantly and especially the developments in the information technologies has revolutionized the teaching and learning centered activities as well as the research related activities in higher education. Apart from providing quality teaching to a larger number of adult students via remarkable technologies, higher education institutions are required to improve their administrative activity, efficiency and accountability in response to the new demands. The study aims to determine lecturers' attitudes towards the acceptance and use of new technologies in their lectures within the context of higher education and provide alternative strategies for the faculty administrators in terms of increasing technology adaptation responding to the demands of both faculty and students. A series of works have been undertaken to collect data for the research. Related literature was reviewed and a questionnaire was developed by the researchers. The study was also followed by semi-structured interviews conducted with the university lecturers and administrators. The questionnaire was applied to 106 lecturers and 44 responses were received, which is equal to a response rate 41 per cent in the quantitative analysis. Data regarding the qualitative side was collected from 7 senior students. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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