Current use of instructional technology by METU faculty : barriers and enablers

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2012
Arslan, Okan
The purpose of this study is to explore the barriers and enablers of current use of instructional technology by METU academic staff. The main focus was to find out the barriers and enablers and their components which are technology use patterns, perceived advantages of using technology, preferred methods of learning technology and receiving support, factors affecting the use of instructional technology in teaching and learning process, factors affecting the use of technology decision, obstacles in use of technology, acquiring knowledge about new technologies and receive support, and preferred methods of training for the use of instructional technology. This study was conducted with total 176 academic staff from Middle East Technical University: 160 were for quantitative phase and 16 were for qualitative phase. Mixed method design – explanatory sequential design – was used for the study. To obtain data a survey, questionnaire, and interview were used. According to findings, current state of use of instructional technology, barriers and enablers and suggestions of METU academic staff were presented and discussed. Academic staff stated different point of views of barriers and enablers. According to their suggestion and results of the study, implications were offered to METU.

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O. Arslan, “Current use of instructional technology by METU faculty : barriers and enablers,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.