Changes in professional development needs of faculty members according to stages of technology use and field differences


3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership (WCLTA), Brussels, Belgium, 25 - 28 October 2012, vol.93, pp.1224-1228 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 93
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.10.019
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.1224-1228
  • Keywords: technology mentoring, professional development needs, stage of technology use, faculty member
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, faculty members' professional development needs were observed by the faculty members and PhD students of Computer Education And Instructional Technology Department within the scope of "Technology Mentoring Program" during the Spring Semester of 2011 - 2012 Academic Year. The professional development needs of Faculty Members who joined "Technology Mentoring Program" were discussed with reference to field differences. The fields of faculty members who joined the program were Foreign Language Education, Special Education, Primary Education and Fine Arts Education. Technology Mentoring Program progressed for an hour a week throughout eleven weeks applying one to one mentoring model. The aim of this study is to describe the changes in professional development needs of faculty members according to the stages of technology use and their own professional fields.