EXAMINING STUDENT OPINIONS ON COMPUTER USE BASED ON THE LEARNING STYLES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION


Ozgen K., Bindak R.

TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, vol.11, no.1, pp.79-93, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-93
  • Keywords: Learning Style, Mathematics Education, Computer Use, ATTITUDES, PERCEPTIONS, GENDER
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify the opinions of high school students, who have different learning styles, related to computer use in mathematics education. High school students' opinions on computer use in mathematics education were collected with both qualitative and quantitative approaches in the study conducted with a survey model. For this purpose, 388 high school students were included in the study. A learning style inventory, questionnaire form and interview questions were used as the data collection instruments. Frequency, percentages and chi-square analysis were used in the analysis of quantitative data and content analysis was used in analyzing the qualitative data. The results of the study showed that students with a diverger and accommodator learning styles have more positive opinions regarding computer use in the mathematics education compared to the students with assimilator and converger learning style.