A study of teachers’ attitudes toward computer technology and their use of technology at the preparatory school of Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey

GÜNEŞ Müge, Turkey, ID CLEaR2016-340;          This study examined the attitudes of English language Instructors at Ufuk University Preparatory School toward computer technology. Moreover, the factors that affect the use of computers in language teaching practice were also investigated. 17 preparatory school instructors working at the school participated in the study. The data collected through questionnaires distributed to 17 teachers. In order to get in depth results, semi-structured interview were used. All 17 teachers were interviewed. The findings of the study indicated teachers have positive attitudes toward using computer technology in their teaching experience. The findings of the interview were consistent with the questionnaire data by indicating that teachers use computers for both their personal and educational purposes. Additionally, the results revealed that external and physical factors affect teachers’ use of computers.

Key words: Attitudes toward technology, computer technology, computer-assisted language learning.