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ERIC Number: ED500158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
Technology Use in Language Teaching: The Case of Foreign Language Teaching in Tomer
Guneyli, Ahmet; Ozgur, Birikim
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Educational Technology (IETC) Conference (7th, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, May 3-5, 2007)
It is widely accepted by the researchers conducting studies in the field of CALL (Computer Aided Language Learning) in Turkey that technology is not being used in the majority of the classrooms all over the country. Due to its highly innovative nature, the use of technology in the case of foreign language teaching in private sector has not been widely focused on to generalize findings on this specific aspect. Further, research on teachers' beliefs has established that stereotypes of teachers can be one of the most effective influences on their practices. This case study, therefore, intends to determine use of and beliefs about computers of teachers in a private educational institution in Turkey which is namely TOMER. Interviews were held with 8 teachers affiliated with TOMER. The semi structured interview guide includes questions related with teachers' administrative use of computers, their pedagogic use of computers, their beliefs about the pedagogical potential of computers, their beliefs about computers and their beliefs about the integration of computers in the classroom. Findings of the study is compared with the results of similar studies in the literature to provide TOMER with suggestions for the betterment of technology use if necessary.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey