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

Nejat İra, Çanakkale 18 Mart University, Aynur Geçer, İsmail Çolak, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli Provincial Directorate of National Education
2019 Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research  
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
more » ... cher 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. 305 When Table 9 is analyzed, there are the opinions of the secondary school administrators about the positive and negative effects of the use of mobile learning in the teaching activities in terms of student success and course performance. %66.6 of the administrators state that "the course draws attention, the interest in the course raises, the course can address to different sense organs, and it gains time." %13.3 of them say that they found it successful in the student success that "it can address well visual and auditory senses. The teacher and the administrators express that "face-to-face communication descended" and "the students are taking advantage of this occasion and spend most of their times on the mobile tools" and "the students are engaged with the mobile tools." All of these findings are found to be negative effects on the students. As a result, when the findings in this main theme are analyzed we can say that "the course draws attention, the interest in the course raises, can address to different sense organs, and timesaving" and "it can address well to visual and audio senses" are the findings that support the idea of the use of mobile tools in the teaching activities and, on the other hand, negativity can be descended with an education about the mobile tools. 9. What are the opinions of the secondary school administrators on the obstacles that appear during the integration of the mobile tools into the learning and teaching activities?
doi:10.29329/epasr.2019.208.13 fatcat:pihan7xdkvbe7cqwinzk6fmhry