Students Computer Skills in Faculty of Education

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Mehmet Caglar ; Mukaddes Sakalli Demirok (2010)
  • Publisher: SciencePark Science, Organization and Counseling LTD
  • Journal: Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences (issn: 1305-9076, eissn: 1305-905X)
  • Subject: Education | computer skills | Technology | prospective teachers | L
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION | ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION

Nowadays; the usage of technology is not a privilege but an obligation. Technological developments influence structures andfunctions of educational institutions. It is also expected from the teachers that they integrate technology in their lessons inorder to educate the individuals of information society. This research has covered 145(68 female, 78 male) students, studying inNear East University Faculty of Education. The Computer Skills Scale developed by Güçlü (2010) was used as a data collectingtool. Data were analysed using SPSS software program. In this study, students’ computer skills were investigated; the variationsin the relationships between computer skills and (a) gender, (b) family’s net monthly income, (c) presence of computers athome, (d) presence of a computer laboratory at school and (e) parents’ computer skills were examined. Frequency analysis,percentage and mean calculations were used. In addition, t-test and multi-variate analysis were used to look at the relationshipbetween different variables. As a result of this study, a statistically significant relationship between computer skills of studentswho had a computer at home and computer skills of those who didn’t have a computer at home were found.
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