Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(12), pp. 2699 - 2704
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071217
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A Need Analysis Study: Do Students Really Want to Share Their Desks with Technology?


Gökhan Demirdöken *
Department of Foreign Languages, Turkish Air Force Academy, National Defense University, İstanbul, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Technology has already been one of the most important aspects of classrooms. The purpose of this study is to examine the perception of learners on technology integration in English Language teaching classroom through online applications and tools. This is a quantitative study and survey design was preferred due to nature of our study. The questionnaire was taken from another research and adapted accordingly. It was conducted on 124 preparatory class students in a state university in Turkey. Students were asked to state their opinion on each item of the questionnaire based on a five-degree Likert scale. To analyze data, descriptive analysis was used by calculating frequency, mean and standard deviation of each item with the help of SPSS 23. With regard to technology, findings indicated that students favor the integration of technology into language learning environments through online tools. It was also important for them to be a part of computer-assisted activities. Overall, the findings demonstrated that students were already willing to welcome online applications and tools with open arms and their attitude towards frequent use of technology in EFL classrooms might well be related to their professional affiliation. Necessary suggestions were put forward at the end of the study.

KEYWORDS
EFL, Technology, Web 2.0, Learners' Perspective, Needs Analysis, Attitude

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Gökhan Demirdöken . "A Need Analysis Study: Do Students Really Want to Share Their Desks with Technology?." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.12 (2019) 2699 - 2704. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071217.