Education and Information Technologies

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 557–570 | Cite as

Examining teachers’ use of computer-based technologies: A case study



This paper presents a case study that illustrates the extent to which technology is used in and out of the classroom in the elementary schools of Turkey. The data were collected through interviews, observations and document analyses. The results show that teachers use technology for administrative purposes, technology education, non-educational purposes, instructional preparation, teacher-directed instructional delivery, student homework and instructional assessment. This study further reveals that teachers’ use of technology is very limited. If teachers use technology for instruction, it is almost always to support their traditional teaching methods.


Technology integration Technology use in education Turkey Educational technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kazim Karabekir Egitim Fakultesi Yoncalik YerleskesiAtaturk UniversityErzurumTurkey

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