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ERIC Number: EJ1078254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study of Uses and Perceptions of Technology in Education among Turkish and US Undergraduates
Tekinarslan, Erkan; Kennedy, Eugene; Nicolle, Pamela S.
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v3 n6 p71-82 Nov 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate differences and similarities among United States (US) and Turkish university students in technology ownership, uses of technology for academic purposes, perceived importance of technology, and preferences for technology in education. The EDUCAUSE Center for Analytics and Research (ECAR) undergraduate student technology survey was used to collect data from Turkish students (N = 384) at Abant Izzet Baysal University and US students (N = 399) at Louisiana State University (LSU). The findings revealed significant differences in uses and ownership of most technological devices in favor of the US students in comparison to the Turkish students. The results of the study pointed to differences in information technology (IT) ownership and access, largely as a function of local infrastructure and economic settings rather than cultural diversities between Turkey and the US.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Access to Computers, Comparative Analysis, Economic Factors, Student Surveys, Gender Differences, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, Ownership, Statistical Analysis, Internet, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technological Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; Turkey