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ERIC Number: EJ880088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Divergence of Digital World of Teachers
Uzunboylu, Huseyin; Tuncay, Nazime
Educational Technology & Society, v13 n1 p186-194 2010
There exists great diversity in the teachers' digital world. Teachers are being discriminated based on numerous educational gaps. This paper seeks to assess the extent of the digital divide among the North Cyprus vocational teachers along the four axes: age, Internet access, computer access, and performance (computing knowledge/experience). A research was carried out through a questionnaire, which was then analyzed statistically. According to the experts' views, the questionnaire was divided into three factors: technology-based e-learning applications; web-based e-learning applications, and administrative e-learning applications. There was a significant digital divergence among the teachers surveyed, which may adversely affect their ability to prepare the students to become a part of the knowledge society. To bridge these gaps in the world, action plans should be prepared, collaboratively with the instructional technologist and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) experts. This unique research study is the first to investigate the divergence of the digital world of teachers. (Contains 6 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus