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ERIC Number: EJ846702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Perceptions and Opinions of Educational Technologists Related to Educational Technology
Simsek, Nurettin
Educational Technology & Society, v8 n4 p178-190 2005
Perceptions related to "educational technology" have been continuously changing throughout the century. At this point, educational technology seems to be a confusing or an incomprehensible concept for most people. Perceptions of professional educational technologists in the relevant field can provide individuals who build their career in the relevant area with various perspectives. Also practices related to educational technology and relevant opinions of professionals can provide a guiding outline for the research activities being conducted in the field. This research was conducted to reveal how educational technology is perceived as a discipline, and how opinions about applications of educational technology in various countries differ. A total of 71 professionals from 12 universities in six countries participated in this research, implemented through survey method. Results support the idea that functions of the educational technology in various areas are mostly related to learning-teaching processes, and learning resources. Professional opinions on current status of the discipline reflect that there are no considerable differences related to the problems being experienced among different countries. (Contains 1 figure and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Indonesia; Nigeria; Poland; Turkey; United States