The opinions of pedagogic formation students concerning the application of mobile devices and mobile communication applications in education

Authors

  • Sezer Kanbul Near East Universit

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine the pedagogical formation students' views on the use of mobile devices and mobile communication applications for educational purposes. The universe of the study consists of all students who studies pedagogical formation at Education Faculty of Near East University in 2015-2016 academic year. The sample includes 391 students. The data were collected using “Educational Mobile Communication Applications Usage Scale” which was developed by Özçınar, Ekizoğlu & Kanbul. The study was conducted using relative screening model and employed Mann-Whitney U, t- test and Kruskal-Wallis test in determining the scores obtained by students from the entire scale and its sub-dimensions according to their age groups, mobile deice usage and employment of mobile communication applications in classes. In the end of the study, it was found out that students wanted to use mobile devices and mobile communication applications in classes, that their favorite application in daily life was WhatsApp application and that they chose “I agree” option in the entire scale and its sub-dimensions

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Published

2018-12-29