TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, vol.10, no.3, pp.175-184, 2011 (SSCI)
This study explored the views of pre-service teachers regarding the indicators of information and communication technologies (ICT) at Turkish education faculties. A cross-sectional survey design was implemented with graduating students enrolled in Turkish education faculties. A combination of stratified random sampling and systematic sampling was implemented. Turkish education faculties were subdivided into six groups based upon the knowledge of how each institution stood relative to selected stratifying variables, and a sample was drawn from each group randomly. The data collection tool was administered to 2515 graduating students at those education faculties. It was found that participants criticized the current situation of ICT indicators in their institutions. Perceptions differed with regard to different departments, gender and frequency of ICT use for instructional purposes whereas they did not vary with regard to income, PC experience, and having a PC at home. Implications and suggestions for further research were provided.