Volume 4 - Issue 2

April 2016

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Facebook Addiction Levels of Students in the Physical Education and Sport Department

Çetin Yaman
Pages: 1-7

The variety and amount of time we use the technological equipment are increasing every day with the developing technology. In the meantime, technology addiction is confronting us as an important issue. Especially with the development and common use of mobile technologies, the levels of addiction to social media are expanding. The aim of this study is to measure the Facebook addiction levels of the Physical Education and Sports Teaching students that are studying in the Sports Sciences Faculty and examine their Facebook addiction levels concerning a number of variables. Descriptive method was used within the framework of the study and the “Facebook Addiction Survey” developed by Çam and İşbulan (2012) was used as the data collection tool. 274 volunteer students participated in the study. As a result of the study, the Facebook addiction levels of the Physical Education and Sports Teaching students are noted to be at low levels. On the other hand, when the Facebook addiction levels’ mean scores are compared, it is seen that the mean scores for male students are higher when compared to the scores of the female students and the scores of the students in the 3rd grade are at higher levels when compared to the scores of the students in the 1st and 2nd grades.

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Part-Time Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Perception and Attitude to ICT Supports for Distance Education in Nursing in Nigeria

Tijani Olawale
Pages: 8-21

The increase in demand for university education remains unmet especially in developing countries; this has made the adoption of distance education imperative in our educational system. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been identified as a tool with the potential to improve the quality of education especially in developing countries. The study examined attitudes and perceptions of nursing students toward the use of Information and Communication Technology supports in Distance Education. A researcher designed and validated Questionnaire with alpha coefficient of 0.82 was administered to 396 students of the Department of Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria out of which 305 (70%) was returned and analysed. Findings of the study revealed that majority of the nurses (83.3%) had never been engaged in any online computer based training programme, a sizeable number of the respondents (63.9%) had no formal computer training and do not possess personal computer. Majority of respondents (74.4%) reported positive perception and attitudes towards the use of ICT supports in Distance Education. Also, lack of constant internet access was rated by the respondents (29.8%) as major challenge to e-learning support. Gender and Years of working experience had no significant influence on respondents’ attitudes and perceptions towards ICT supports.

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Rethinking Conventional Teaching In Language Learning And Proposing Edmodo As Intervention: A Qualitative Analysis

FARHA ALIA MOKHTAR
Pages: 22-37

In recent times, educators are advised to transform the techniques in conducting language learning by incorporating the use of technological tools because new technologies stimulate an explosion of new methods for teaching and learning. The paper emphasizes on the conventional teaching pedagogy and the urgency to rethink its practice in language learning while proposing a possible mediation tool for learners’ and teachers’ needs. I outline the perceptions of future teachers on conventional teaching, shifting of teaching style from conventional to digital designs and the possibility of implementing Edmodo to curb the concerns put forth. The arguments set forward is regarding conventional teaching that hinders potentials of students, followed by participants’ hopes for teaching approaches and the likelihood of implementing Edmodo to assist language learning classroom.

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Teaching and Learning with ICT Tools: Issues and Challenges from Teachers’ Perceptions

Simin Ghavifekr Thanusha Kunjappan Logeswary Ramasamy Annreetha Anthony
Pages: 38-57

In this digital era, ICT use in the classroom is important for giving students opportunities to learn and apply the required 21st century skills. Hence studying the issues and challenges related to ICT use in teaching and learning can assist teachers in overcoming the obstacles and become successful technology users. Therefore, the main purpose of this study is to analyze teachers’ perceptions of the challenges faced in using ICT tools in classrooms. A quantitative research design was used to collect the data randomly from a sample of 100 secondary school teachers in the state of Melaka, Malaysia. Evidence has been collected through distribution of a modified‐ adopted survey questionnaire. Overall, the key issues and challenges found to be significant in using ICT tools by teachers were: limited accessibility and network connection, limited technical support, lack of effective training, limited time and lack of teachers’ competency. Moreover, the results from independent ttest show that use of ICT tools by male teachers (M =2.08, SD = .997) in the classroom is higher compared to female teachers (M = 2.04, SD = .992). It is hoped that the outcome of this research provides proper information and recommendation to those responsible for integrating new technologies into the school teaching and learning process

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

Gulten Herguner
Pages: 58-65

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.

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The Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology (MOJET) highlights the current issues in educational technology. MOJET is an international, professional referred journal in the interdisciplinary fields sponsored by Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. This journal serves as a platform for presenting and discussing the emerging issues on educational technology for readers who share common interests in understanding the developments of the integration of technology in education. The journal is committed to providing access to quality researches raging from original research, theoretical articles and concept papers in educational technology. In order to produce high quality journal, extensive effort has been put in selecting valuable researches that contribute to the journal. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to editorial board, reviewers and researchers for their valuable contributions to make this journal a reality.
Professor Dr. Saedah Siraj