Proceedings of the International Conference on Future of Teaching and Education
A Case Study of Perceptions of Students using ICT as an Educational Tool in Private Secondary School in Famagusta, North Cyprus
Ulus Irkad,Bengi Sonyel and Hamit Caner
In this research the perceptions of the students’ in the secondary (Class 8) private school (Doğa College) has been investigated on the uses of ICT tools in learning and teachings contexts.At the beginning of the research, in order to grasp the general perception of students a questionnaire had been given to them. Then for an in-depth understanding, semi-structured interviews had been carried out randomly. The analysis of the questionnaire had been done with the support of an expertise and the semi-structured interviews had been analysed by using contents analysis by the researcher.In the education field today, the uses of technology to supports all sorts of learning and teachings becoming more and more relevant because for teachers it help them to save time for the preparation of their lessons (time-consuming one of the findings in this research) and for students lessons become more colorful (this is one of the findings in this research). Finally, the results from this research reflected that ICT tools are effective for learning and teaching. Further suggestions by the researcher has been made at the end of this research.
Keywords: students’ perceptions, technology, ICT (information communication technology) tools, private school, teaching-learning.