International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2010, Vol. 6(3) 38-59

Geography Teachers’ Usage of The Internet For Education   Purposes

Adem Sezer

pp. 38 - 59   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2010.004

Published online: October 15, 2010  |   Number of Views: 0  |  Number of Download: 17


Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine geography teachers’ use of the Internet for education purposes and the extent to which Turkish Internet sites can fulfill the needs and requirements of geography teachers’ Internet usage. Research is carried out using the screening method. Data were collected by means of a measurement tool that was developed by the researcher (questionnaire form) over the Internet. The study group consists of 174 teachers, who filled out and submitted the questionnaire on avolunteer basis,  and all participants were  members of an Internet forum, “Geography Teachers   of Turkey” (Turkiye Cografya Ögretmenleri), that was created for the purpose of information sharing among geography teachers.  Frequency,  percentage  correlation,  and arithmetic mean were used, as appropriate, for the purpose of analyzing the data. Study results indicate that geography teachers use the Internet most frequently for the purpose of geography education in order to acquire documents that can be used in teaching geography. The study further indicates that  geography  teachers  least frequently for purpose of classroom applications with direct Internet use and for assessing students’ studies.

Keywords: Geography, Geography teachers, Teaching geography, Internet


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Sezer, A. (2010). Geography Teachers’ Usage of The Internet For Education   Purposes . International Journal of Progressive Education, 6(3), 38-59.

Harvard
Sezer, A. (2010). Geography Teachers’ Usage of The Internet For Education   Purposes . International Journal of Progressive Education, 6(3), pp. 38-59.

Chicago 16th edition
Sezer, Adem (2010). "Geography Teachers’ Usage of The Internet For Education   Purposes ". International Journal of Progressive Education 6 (3):38-59.

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