A Study on Preservice Teachers’ Use of Social Networks in Teaching Activities

Yasemin Sağlam Kaya, Dilek Sultan Acarlı
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Abstract


Lots of technological tool enter into our lives because of rapid development in technology. One of the reasons that technology became part of our lives is the social network. This fast change we lived with technology also caused studies, which searched the tendencies of the individuals in using technology, to occur. One of the focuses of these studies is the professional use of technology and the intentions of the potential users in using technology. The aim of this study is to determine the purpose of teacher candidates’ use of technology and the factors that affect their perceptions of practicality of the use of technology in teaching activities in terms of social networks. In data collection, a scale that was developed on the basis of Technology Acceptance Model was used. The sampling of the study consists of 571 teacher candidates that are studying in different teaching programs. As a result of the study, it was found that the most effective aspect of the intention of the use of technology in teaching activities is the perceived practicality; and the most effective factor of the perceived practicality is the image.

Keywords


Technology Acceptance Model II, social networks, teacher candidates

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17556/jef.14907

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