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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2019, Vol. 14(3) 290-311

Detecting the opinions of the secondary school administrators regarding the use of mobile technologies for educational purposes

Nejat İra, Aynur Geçer & İsmail Çolak

pp. 290 - 311   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2019.208.13   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1906-26-0003.R1

Published online: September 29, 2019  |   Number of Views: 38  |  Number of Download: 223


Abstract

The goal of this research is to detect the opinions of secondary school administrators regarding the use of mobile technologies for educational purposes. 15 secondary school administrators form the participants of this research. The data of the research are collected in the fall semester of the 2017-2018 educational year. The work is designed through the qualitative research model. The personal information form and the semi-structured interview form are prepared by the researcher while collecting the data. The data obtained have been resolved by using the content analysis method. According to the obtained findings from this research; secondary school administrators have expressed that they use mobile learning in their teaching practices “in need of momentary information”, “momentary communication”, and “in the transfer of the audiovisual data used in the courses to the smart board”. The administrators have expressed that while choosing the mobile technologies they take into account the content of the course and the features of the action which is going to take place during the course. It has been stated that with the use of mobile tools for educational purposes, there has been seen positive changes in the teaching activities and that the courses has started continuing more effectively and efficiently, and that they benefit from the audiovisual materials more during the course, and that by moving away from the traditional teaching method the student starts learning more active and enjoys.

Keywords: mobile technologies, mobile learning, secondary school teachers, secondary school administrators


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Ira, N., Gecer, A. & Colak, I. (2019). Detecting the opinions of the secondary school administrators regarding the use of mobile technologies for educational purposes . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 14(3), 290-311. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2019.208.13

Harvard
Ira, N., Gecer, A. and Colak, I. (2019). Detecting the opinions of the secondary school administrators regarding the use of mobile technologies for educational purposes . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 14(3), pp. 290-311.

Chicago 16th edition
Ira, Nejat, Aynur Gecer and Ismail Colak (2019). "Detecting the opinions of the secondary school administrators regarding the use of mobile technologies for educational purposes ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 14 (3):290-311. doi:10.29329/epasr.2019.208.13.

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