Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2739

Instructors’ computer usage states and self-sufficiency to use computer

    A. Halim Ulaş
Faculty of Education, University of Ataturk, 25100 Erzurum-Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 August 2010
  •  Published: 31 December 2010

Abstract

 

 

In this study, self-sufficiency to use computer and computer usage state of instructors working in Department of Turkish Language were analyzed. Upon respective permission acquired, the scale in respect of “Self-sufficiency Perception of the Students in Primary School Mathematic Teaching Graduate Program on Computer” developed by Askar and Umay was used. The said scale comprises sub-components such as computer usage, computer usage time, access conditions, computer usage frequency, computer usage level, perception on computer, identification details of the responders. The study was conducted in the model of descriptive scanning and working group of the study consists of 132 Turkish Department instructors working in the universities across Turkey. As a result of the findings gathered, with other literature data and positive perceptions of the Turkish teaching instructors, it was revealed that computer came into the instructors’ life at a considerable extent. Gender was not an important factor affecting the perception; however, there was a significant relationship between usage time, level, frequency, computer possessions and perceptions on computers.

 

Key words: Turkish Language, self-sufficiency, computer usage, technology usage.