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ERIC Number: EJ1102897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1303-6521
ICT Usage in Higher Education: A Case Study on Preservice Teachers and Instructors
Gülbahar, Yasemin
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v7 n1 p32-37 Jan 2008
This study explored the level of usage of preservice teachers' and instructors' utilization of information and communication technologies (ICT). Thus, the main purpose of this study was to examine factors that contribute to preservice teachers' utilization of technology and suggest recommendations regarding to the effective utilization of technology. This case study used data from a school of education in a private university. Results of this study indicated that teacher education programs fail to provide appropriate instructional technologies and computer facilities for both in- and out-of-class activities. Furthermore, three factors that appear to have a significant influence on the effective use of technology were found to be: (1) the quantity and quality of the lessons addressing technology in the curriculum, (2) incompetent teachers/lack of in-service training, and (3) insufficient technological infrastructure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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