Use of commercial games for educational purposes: Will today's teacher candidates use them in the future?

Bakar, Aysegul
Inal, Yavuz
Çağıltay, Kürşat


Bakar, Aysegul; Inal, Yavuz; Çağıltay, Kürşat (2005-11-30)
The use of computer games in educational settings has been discussed by many educators. Herein, the opinions of teachers gain great importance because they are the ones who will use the games in classrooms. In this respect, this study was conducted to identify the opinions of prospective teachers who are the teachers of future on the use of games in classroom. After playing three commercial games (Quake, The Incredible Machine and Age of Empires), prospective teachers analyzed and evaluated them by focusing...
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Ersoy, Yasar (2007-12-01)
Background/Problem Statement: While the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in general computers and advanced calculators in particular has been increased in teaching mathematics in developed countries, the introduction of such developments into Turkish educational system are late and difficult. However, some private schools in Turkey use the same technology, and for developing an appropriate policy and having the benefits for Turkey the applications in these schools should be followed t...
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Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW) target barriers of education and learning by sharing knowledge for free to benefit self-learners, educators, and students. This study aims to investigate the use of OER both as a supplementary resource for a traditional course and as a resource for self-learners. First, the attitudes and perceptions of undergraduate students toward using a General Physics Laboratory OER and about how those resources contributed to the outcomes of the course were dete...
Utilization of social networking websites in education: a case of facebook
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A. Bakar, Y. Inal, and K. Çağıltay, “Use of commercial games for educational purposes: Will today’s teacher candidates use them in the future?,” 2005, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: