Evaluation of preservice foreign language teachers' perceptions about their technology competencies

Top, Ercan
This study evaluated Department of Foreign Language Education students̕ perceptions on technology competence in regard to National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) developed by International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), in Middle East Technical University, in Ankara, Turkey. The NETS-T̕s six sub standards -technology operations and concepts; planning and designing learning environments and experiences; teaching, learning, and the curriculum; assessment and evaluation; productivity and professional practice; social, ethical, legal, and human issues- were investigated in the study. 383 students participated in the study. 103 of them were freshmen, 98 of them were sophomores, 96 of them were juniors, and 86 of them were seniors. Besides, 96 of them were males, while 287 of them were females. This study was designed as a cross-sectional survey study. In order to collect the data, a survey, consisted of 44 Likert type, five point scale items, was developed by the researcher. The study results show that except for أtechnology operations and conceptsؤ for which male students̕ perceptions were higher than female students̕ perceptions there was no significant difference between male and female students. There was no significant difference in أtechnology operations and conceptsؤ across grade levels. There were no significant differences between freshmen̕s and sophomores̕ perceptions for all of the sub-standards. In general, juniors̕ perceptions on the competence of NETS-T were higher than freshmen̕s and sophomores̕ perceptions, and seniors̕ perceptions were higher than all of the other grade levels̕ perceptions. As a result, the findings of the study indicated that students̕ perceptions related with their competencies in the NETS_T needs to be increased.


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Citation Formats
E. Top, “Evaluation of preservice foreign language teachers’ perceptions about their technology competencies,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.