Students’ Perceptions Of Change Readiness Of A Turkish Education Faculty Regarding Information And Communication Technologies


Yavuz AKBULUT


ABSTRACT
A recent study investigated the degree of involvement in new teaching and learning methods by the academic staff of a large privileged Turkish state university, and revealed that faculties of education and open education were better in terms of change readiness than other faculties. The current study builds on that study, and investigates the involvement of the institution and teaching staff in technology integration from observers’ perspectives through administering a personal information form and a 31-item Likert questionnaire to 475 senior students of the Faculty of Education. Findings revealed that what were reported by instructors in the previous study seem somewhat different from what is being reported by their students in the current study. More specifically, students found their instructors and the infrastructure of the faculty quite inadequate in terms of the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) within classroom settings. Implications and suggestions regarding the integration process are provided.


KEYWORDS: Organizational Change; Professional Development; Higher Education; Technology Integration; Teacher Education

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