Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3(7), pp. 442 - 450
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030703
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The Use of Tablets Distributed within the Scope of FATIH Project for Education in Turkey (Is FATIH Project a Fiasco or a Technological Revolution?)


Tugce Gamze Isci , Selcuk Besir Demir *
Department of Primary Education, Faculty of Education, Cumhuriyet University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study aims to profoundly investigate the usage of tablets distributed within the scope of FATIH Project in Turkey in terms of teacher views. The study was conducted with case study design, which is one of the qualitative study methods. The participants in the study were determined using critical case sampling. Data was collected using semi-structured interviews made with 6 branch teachers working in nickname high school in Sivas during the spring semester of 2014-2015 educational year. As a result of analysis of the interview data, two main themes were determined: the current usage and aims for using the tablets distributed by the Ministry of Education within the scope of FATIH Project and technical problems related to tablets and solution suggestions. According to the findings, it was concluded that the teachers did not use the tablets in the classroom for reasons such as technical problems and not having sufficient in-service education and the tablets have become play things for the students.

KEYWORDS
FATIH Project, Tablet Computers, Computer-assisted Teaching, Information Technologies

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Tugce Gamze Isci , Selcuk Besir Demir . "The Use of Tablets Distributed within the Scope of FATIH Project for Education in Turkey (Is FATIH Project a Fiasco or a Technological Revolution?)." Universal Journal of Educational Research 3.7 (2015) 442 - 450. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030703.