Tablet Computer Literacy Levels of the Physical Education and Sports Department Students

Volume 4 - Issue 2
Gulten Herguner
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Abstract:


Every day, new developments are occurring in today’s technology. Education systems are also being affected in parallel by newly emerging hardware. Especially the use of tablets is becoming widespread in the teaching-learning processes within the recent years. Therefore, using the tablets effectively and correctly, managing them and having a high level of tablet literacy plays an important role within the education system. The purpose of this study is to determine the tablet literacy levels of the students in the Physical Education and Sports Teaching department and examine this data with regards to various variables. 276 students participated in the study. As a result of the study, the tablet literacy levels of the Physical Education and Sports Teaching Department students are observed to be at high levels. Another conclusion of the study is that while no significant difference could be found in the tablet literacy levels of the students in terms of gender, the students in the 2nd grade are noted to be at higher levels in terms of tablet literacy compared to the students in 3rd and 4th grades and tablet owners are more tablet literate when compared to non-tablet owners. On the other hand, a significant correlation at a low level was found between the tablet usage time and tablet literacy.

Keywords

  • tablet computer
  • tablet computer literacy
  • sport education
  • teacher candidates
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