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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-022-01-0004

 

Determination of Secondary School Students' Attitudes towards Tablet PC Supported Education

Fezile Ozdamli (Near East University, Turkey)

Tahir Tavukcu (Near East University, Turkey)

Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the attitudes of students towards tablet supported education and its effects on its usability. The study was designed as a one-group semi-experimental model using pre-test and post-test. The study group consisted of 319 students in 6th and 9th grade studying at a private college, where 160 of the students were females and 159 of them were males. Frequency, Paired t-test and Independent t-test were applied to analyze the data. The pre-test and post-test results indicated that there were significant positive differences in students' attitudes toward tablet supported education, students' attitudes towards usability of the tablets in education and also in their general attitudes. There was a significant difference between the mean scores of the female and male students' attitudes towards tablet-supported education. However, there was no significant difference between the students' attitudes towards the usability of the tablet and in their overall attitudes.

Keywords: mobile learning, tablet computer supported learning

Categories: K.3.1, L.1.2, L.1.5, L.2.0, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.2.5, L.2.7, L.3.0, L.3.1, L.3.2, L.3.4, L.3.5, L.3.6, L.3.8