INVESTIGATION OF THE VIEWS OF SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS ON DISTANCE LEARNING BASED ON CERTAIN VARIABLES
SOSYAL BİLGİLER ÖĞRETMENLERİNİN UZAKTAN EĞİTİME İLİŞKİN GÖRÜŞLERİNİN BAZI DEĞİŞKENLER AÇISINDAN İNCELENMESİ

Author : Esen DURMUŞ -- Kenan Baş
Number of pages : 113-125

Abstract

Distance learning is a rational, modern and innovative education system in today’s world where education and instruction are rapidly transformed into computer environment, which is completely independent from time and space, includes a university education where the courses are instructed live, interactive and with video and audio in a completely virtual environment using current computer technologies and does not require the students and faculty members to have access to the campus and where participants could review and display the material over and over again. The objective of the present study is to determine whether the views of social studies teachers on distance education differed based on certain variables (Gender, Professional Seniority, Knowledge about Distance Education, Receiving Distance Learning Services, Computer, Tablet and Smartphone Use Frequency). The study group included 60 social studies teachers working in various middle schools in Elazığ province center. “The Distance Education Scale,” developed by S. Yıldırım, G. Yıldırım, Çelik, and Karaman (2014) was used as the data collection tool in the present study which was designed with the survey model. Findings obtained within the scope of the present study were analyzed in SPSS 21.00 software. Analysis results demonstrated that there were no significant difference based on “gender” and “professional seniority” variables, while significant differences were observed based on “Knowledge about Distance Education, Receiving Distance Learning Services, Computer, Tablet and Smartphone Use Frequency” variables.

Keywords

Distance Education, Social Studies, Teacher, Technology, İnstruction

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