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Kapici, Hasan Ozgur; Akcay, Hakan – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
Learning in laboratories for students is not only crucial for conceptual understanding, but also contributes to gaining scientific reasoning skills. Following fast developments in technology, online laboratory environments have been improved considerably and nowadays form an attractive alternative for hands-on laboratories. The study was done in…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Çoklar, Ahmet Naci; Akçay, Arif – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
It is stated that programming skills, which are ever-increasingly becoming crucial nowadays, have an impact on cognitive processes and promote individual's self-efficacy in different ways. It is noted that students with programming skills have the character of problem solving, inquiry and being able to make decisions, which are all requisites of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Skill Analysis
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Güler, Seda; Özkan, Yonca – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
This study aims to investigate the perceptions of pre-service English language teachers towards the use of podcasts. In addition, it surveys to what extent the pre-service language teachers use Web 2.0 tools in their academic lives as well as in their personal lives and their views on the benefits and drawbacks of podcasts. The "Teaching…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, English (Second Language)
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Kelleci, Ozge; Kulaksiz, Taibe; Pala, Ferhat Kadir – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
To train qualified teachers, it is important to use methods that employ theory and practice together in teacher training. For microteaching to be more effective, supporting it with online environments is essential. This study aims to find out the effects of social network-supported microteaching (SNSM) on self-efficacy and teaching skills of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Social Media, Teaching Methods
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Wright, Belgin; Akgunduz, Devrim – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) self-efficacy levels of pre-service science teachers with respect to variables in their use of Web 2.0 applications. A survey model has been conducted on a study group consisting of 344 final year pre-service science teachers at six different state…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Web 2.0 Technologies, Science Teachers
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Medula, Cesar Turqueza – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
The delivery of teacher education courses often for the most part deal with the visible parts of knowledge, the "know-what", which is often disconnected from the tacit knowledge, the "know-how", required in authentic teaching environments. It could be argued that would-be teachers do undergo practice teaching as part of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Computer Simulation
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Byker, Erik Jon; Putman, S. Michael; Handler, Laura; Polly, Drew – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
Student Voice is a term that honors the participatory roles that students have when they enter learning spaces like classrooms. Student Voice is the recognition of students' choice, creativity, and freedom. Seminal educationists--like Dewey and Montessori--centered the purposes of education in the flourishing and valuing of Student Voice. This…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Hursen, Cigdem – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
This study aimed to determine candidate teachers' tendency to the use of technology. A total of 293 candidate teachers participated in this study in which a quantitative method was used. The findings obtained from the research indicated that the candidate teachers' tendency to the use of technology was high. Another finding in a different research…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Ozdamli, Fezile – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
Parallel to the rapid development of information and communication technology, the demand for its use in schools and classroom is increasing. So, the purpose of this study is to determine the attitudes and views of students who will be special education teachers in the future regarding digital technology on the use in education. A mixed method,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Opinions
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Kalelioglu, Filiz – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
The aim of this study is to determine the perceptions of students with regard to the use of Twitter within education. Participants of the study were 17 junior class Education Faculty students from the Computer Education and Instructional Technology Department of a private university in Turkey. At the beginning of the course, the instructor…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Handheld Devices
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Hosseini, Zahra – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
Currently, teacher educational systems tend to develop their teachers' knowledge to effectively integrate technology in teaching. Consequently, numerous studies have attempted to describe strategies, models and approaches to develop teachers' knowledge for teaching with technology. However, most teachers are still following their traditional…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kavuk, Melike; Bulu, Sanser; Keser, Hafize – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
This case study was conducted to investigate efficacy levels of preservice Information and Communication Teachers' to identify, prevent and intervene to cyberbullying cases. Fifty participants were interviewed and 56 cyberbullying cases, which the participants experienced or witnessed, were collected to evaluate their cyberbullying readiness.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Köseoglu, Pinar; Mercan, Gamze – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
This study aims at performing a sample application of the educational use of Facebook as a social networking site in Animal Physiology classes, and to determine student's' views on the application. The research sample was composed of 29 third year undergraduate students attending the Biology Education Department of Hacettepe University. The…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Physiology
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Soykan, Emrah; Ozdamli, Fezile – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
The advantages of using mobile devices and cloud computing services in education are accepted by many researchers. Also, in educating students who are in need of special education, the use of cloud computing services is inevitable. So, this case requires teacher candidates who are planning to teach in those special education centers to be able to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Information Technology