Students' Opinions on Using Classroom Technology in Science and Technology Lessons--A Case Study for Turkey (Kilis City)
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Volume 9, Number 1, ISSN 1303-6521
This paper intends to explore the opinions of 9-13 year old students' perspective regarding the interaction with classroom technology (CT) in Science and Technology (S&T) lessons in Kilis city of Turkey. The issues discussed here can provide some ideas for educators to improve their teaching. Two types of students are used from private schools: from schools with high levels of teaching resources (HLTR), and from schools with low levels of teaching resources (LLTR). The students are surveyed in five general areas related to CT. The population of the study is 263 students (4. and 5 class) which belongs to four different primary schools in Kilis city. Subjects (participants) were chosen through random sampling. "Personal Data Form" and "Survey About Students' Opinions on Using CT in S&T Lessons" which were improved by the researchers were used as data collection tools. From this research, some differences have been found in students' point of view on which it leads support on learning, drawing attention, increasing the research opportunities and the effects of computers on learning according to the school types by using CT in S&T lessons. (Contains 14 tables.)
Eskil, M., Ozgan, H. & Balkar, B. (2010). Students' Opinions on Using Classroom Technology in Science and Technology Lessons--A Case Study for Turkey (Kilis City). Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 9(1), 165-175.