Current Trends in Educational Technology Research in Turkey in the New Millennium

ŞİMŞEK A., ÖZDAMAR N., UYSAL Ö., Kobak K., Berk C., Kilicer T., ...More

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.9, no.2, pp.961-966, 2009 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.961-966
  • Keywords: Educational Technology Research, Evaluation of Theses, Master Theses of Educational Technology
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study examined 259 master's theses in the field of educational technology completed in Turkey during 2000-2007. The results suggested that quantity and quality of educational technology research varied according to years and universities. A great majority of the theses employed quantitative paradigm, and qualitative studies made about one fourth of the total studies. Approximately 80 % of the theses were based on descriptive models using questionnaires, tests, and scales as data gathering instruments. The samples included university students in three out of every four theses. A significant majority of the theses employed descriptive statistical techniques and only a limited number of experimental theses conducted inferential statistical analyses. The most frequently investigated topics were computer-assisted instruction, alternative teaching and learning approaches, web-based learning, difficulties in integrating information technologies into educational practice, Internet-based learning, and distance education.