World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet <p align="justify"><strong>World Journal on Educational Technology</strong>: <strong>Current Issues</strong> <strong>(WJET)</strong> is a peer-reviewed and quarterly published journal on educational technology. WJET is devoted to be a joint platform for presenting and discussing the emerging developments on educational technology in an international arena. The aim of the journal is to publish original research, development and review articles to contribute to the development of educational technology field.</p> <p><strong>World Journal on Educational Technology</strong>: <strong>Current Issues</strong> was accepted to the <strong>Elsevier Scopus</strong> index since 5 October 2018.</p> <p align="justify">The journal is under the review of <strong>Web of Science</strong>. If the journal is accepted to be indexed, your article will also be included in this index.</p> <p><a href="https://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22World+Journal+on+Educational+Technology%3A+Current+Issues%22" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues</em> is currently indexed in ERIC beginning from Volume 8, No 2, 2016.</a></p> <p><a href="https://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22World+Journal+on+Educational+Technology%3A+Current+Issues%22" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://un-pub.eu/ojs/public/site/images/admin/eric-wjet.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> BIRLESIK DUNYA YENILIK ARASTIRMA VE YAYINCILIK MERKEZI en-US World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 1309-0348 <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> The effects of robotics programming on secondary school students’ problem-solving skills https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet/article/view/5143 <p>Robotics programming is a type of coding that combines mechanics and programming. Robotics technology facilitates coding instruction. Coding improves students' problem-solving skills. However, studies from the literature show that some teaching methods do not have a positive effect on coding skills. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of robotics programming training on secondary school students’ problem-solving skills. For this purpose, the study was conducted as a pretest - posttest quasi-experimental model without control group. 30 6<sup>th</sup> grade students (12 boys and 18 girls) from three secondary schools participated in this study. Activities were conducted with the VEX IQ Robot Kit during nine weeks. Before and after the process, problem-solving inventory and problem-solving skills perception scale were applied as pre- and post-test. As the scores obtained from the scales did not show a normal distribution, the difference between the pretest and posttest scale scores was examined by Wilcoxon signed rank test. As a result of the analysis, it was revealed that robotics programming helped students to develop problem-solving skills.</p> Erkan Çalişkan Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12 4 217 230 10.18844/wjet.v12i4.5143 Participatory video: A non-formal education tool for adult educators https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet/article/view/5145 <p>Adult education is a wide field which is dealing with the educational needs of adult learners from a diversity of groups, including people with special needs, women, refugees and asylum seekers. The aim of this study is to understand and analyse the opinions of the educators regarding their understanding of the participatory video method, the usage, the benefits and the contribution of the participatory video method to their professional development, and finally their thoughts on the participatory video method. The qualitative study and the case study with a holistic single case were used. Face-to-face interviews using semi-structured interview forms were used to collect data. The results show that the understanding of the participatory video method by the educators was the inclusion of different groups of people, collaborating and learning new skills; the benefits gained by educators were learning new things and skills; the participatory video method has contributed to their professional development and the majority of the educators are eager to implement it in their workshops and practices; and the educators perceived the participatory video method as an inclusive, connecting, tutorial and a generally positive phenomenon. These findings will inspire adult educators to use this method in their training organised for disadvantaged groups.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keywords Adult education; participatory video method; people with special needs</p> Rabia Vezne Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12 4 231 247 10.18844/wjet.v12i4.5145 The views of shareholders on utilization of educational technologies in adult learning https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet/article/view/5141 <p>The purpose of this study was to reveal the views of shareholders on utilization of educational technologies in informal education institutions. A total of 10 people including 5 officers and 5 course attendees who were selected via convenience sampling which is one of purposeful sampling methods, participated in this study using qualitative research method. The study was conducted in phenomenological design, which is among qualitative research designs. Thus, a semi-structured interview form was prepared and interview technique was used to collect data in the study. The data were analyzed via content analysis technique. All the data acquired in the study were coded, various dimensions and appropriate themes for these dimensions were determined in accordance with the study purpose. Percentages and frequencies related to the themes were calculated. As a result of the study, the views of shareholders on utilization of educational technologies in informal education institutions were revealed.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Keywords</em>: Educational Technologies, Adult Learning, Opinion.</p> Tayfun Yoruk Reyhan Sekerci Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12 4 248 257 10.18844/wjet.v12i4.5141 What do primary school students think about mobile programming education? ‘Developing my own mobile game’ https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet/article/view/5179 <p>The purpose of this study is to reveal the views of fourth-grade primary school students about mobile programming education. Data were collected by using interviews, metaphor and student drawings under the qualitative research method. Amongst the 135 students who participated in the mobile programming education, 24 fourth-grade primary school students, who were selected via the purposeful sampling method, took part in the study. Content analysis was used to analyse the data collected through the semi-structured interview form. The drawings of the students which reflected what the mobile programming education meant for them were evaluated through document analysis. As a result, it can be said that mobile programming education contributes positively to students' mobile programming, scientific and creative thinking skills and social skills. It is recommended to use MIT App Inventor in programming education for primary school students.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keywords: Mobile programming; mobile programming education; MIT app inventor; information technology; primary school students.</p> Miray Dağyar Gamze Kasalak Evren Sezgin Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12 4 258 277 10.18844/wjet.v12i4.5179 Creative and research competence as a factor of professional training of future teachers: Perspective of learning technology https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet/article/view/5181 <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph;"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">One of the main current objectives of countries is to achieve a high level of quality in higher education that meets the needs of the labor market problems of industrial-innovative development of the country, the identity and relevant international best practices in the field of education. This study aims to provide a comprehensive review on creative and research competence as a factor of professional training of future teachers according to perspective of learning technology. Document analysis as a qualitative research method was used in the study. It should be noted that in the framework of the Bologna process and the integration of Kazakhstan universities into the European higher education area in recent years, increasing attention is paid to the competence approach which refers to development of key competencies of teacher candidates in the training of future profession. For future teachers, it is necessary to be able to be creative in solving a variety of pedagogical technological problems in addition to mastering the specialized knowledge. Creative competencies of the future teachers play a crucial role in their future professional life. Results are discussed with relevant literature and implications for future research and practices are presented. </span></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph;"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph;"><strong><em><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Keywords:</span></em></strong> <span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Learning technology<strong>, </strong>creative competence, research competence, future teachers.</span></p> Amina Amirova Jeksembekova Menslu Iskakovna Taubayeva Galiya Zakaryanovna Zhundibayeva Turarkhan Nurmakhanovna Uaidullakyzy Elmira Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12 4 278 289 10.18844/wjet.v12i4.5181 Determining parents' level of awareness about safe internet use https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet/article/view/5182 <p>Internet security safety awareness of parents is an important issue that should be addressed to raise the knowledge and awareness level about internet risks, information privacy, personal information, safety concerns and online attacks among parents to be able to teach their children to keep safe use on the internet.&nbsp; This study amid to investigate the awareness of parents towards the safe use of the internet. A questionnaire was created by researchers for this aim.&nbsp; A survey sample was conducted contains items of the characteristics of internet security and safety. A total of 252 participants who their children study at Near East Libyan School were targeted in this study. 116 of the participants are males and 136 are females. The average age of participants is 27. &nbsp;Data were collected and analyzed by using SPSS software. Parametric tests were applied to collected data according to statistical analysis. Results are confirmed that parents’ awareness towards the safe use of the internet is medium level. Also, there is no statistically significant difference between relative relationship variables and all dimensions of the questionnaire. Seminars should be organized for information about online privacy information on websites and how to create strong passwords for their children’s online accounts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Keywords</em>: &nbsp;Internet security; parents; safe internet</p> Khairi Ghet Elghadafi Elgharnah Fezile Ozdamli Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12 4 290 300 10.18844/wjet.v12i4.5182 The students’ view for teaching numerical analysis in the form of distance education https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet/article/view/5185 <p>With COVID-19 pandemic, which was started in Wuhan, Chine, and is still affecting the whole world as well as our country, education offered distantly. This research aims to determine the students' opinions and their behaviors towards teaching Numerical Analysis in the form of distance education. The research was carried out with a group of students studying at the Faculty of Engineering in a private university in Northern Cyprus during the 2019-2020 academic year. In the research, an interview form was applied to get students’ opinions about distance education and to understand whether it is appropriate to give a numerical analysis course over distance education or not. At the end of the research, students’ positive and negative views about distance education emerged. Most of the students argued the idea that distance education platform is not able to provide education as effectively as the traditional classroom environment. It is supported that it is more accurate to give the form of traditional education because of the application of a Numerical Analysis course is challenging.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Distance Education, Numerical Analysis, Student, Distance Learning, Information and Communication</p> Hediye Sarikaya Mehmet Salih Yarimsakalli Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12 4 348 360 10.18844/wjet.v12i4.5185 Problems of preservice teachers on technological pedagogical knowledge skills https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet/article/view/5189 <p>This study aimed to determine problems of preservice teachers on technological pedagogical knowledge skills. The socio-economic transformations taking place in the country indicate the presence of a society’s need for a person who has the ability to set goals and achieve them independently. In this regard, education is faced with the task of forming the personality of the future teacher as a subject capable of diagnosing the process and results of its activities. However, the educational technologies used at the university most often alienate students from educational activities, offering ready-made goals, ways to solve them, and thereby exclude them from the diagnostic process. A change in the modern educational situation actualizes the formation problem of technological pedagogical knowledge skills in a future teacher. The article deals with the development of a scientifically-based system for preparing students for diagnostic activity, which includes theoretical and practical training at the university. The practical significance of the research results lies in the possibility of using the developed methodological recommendations in the practice of training specialists in the field of primary education.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Technological pedagogical knowledge, skills, knowledge assessment, preservice teachers, teacher education.</p> Zhazira Tugelbayeva Zhumabaуeva Aziya Eleupanovna Gulsara Tokkulova Makhinur Nizamova Yegenissova Almazhai Kulzhanovna Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12 4 361 372 10.18844/wjet.v12i4.5189 Determination of primary school children’s speech skills in interdisciplinary communication in learning environments https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet/article/view/5190 <p>This aims to determine the formation of primary school children’s speech skills in interdisciplinary communication in learning environments in learning environments and verify the effectiveness of a methodology for the improvement of speech skills in interdisciplinary communication in learning environments in learning environments. The theoretical significance of the study allows clarifying knowledge on the issue of the formation of speech skills; practical significance lies in the presentation and testing of a set of productive exercises aimed at developing learners' speech skills in interdisciplinary communication in learning environments in learning environments. Experimental method was used in the study. There were two groups including experimental and control groups. The experimental study involved 113 third-grade primary school children. According to the developed diagnostic technique, the formation of speech skills in interdisciplinary communication in learning environments consists of three components: motivational, substantive and reflective. Based on these components, indicators and levels characterizing the formation of elementary schoolchildren’s speech skills in interdisciplinary communication in learning environments in learning environments are distinguished. During the study, the results of a verifying, forming and control experiment were presented. According to the study, it can be revealed that it is necessary to pay attention to the development of meaningful speech, because it is for this indicator that most children are at a low level of formation. This study revealed that systematic work is needed to form primary school children’s speech skills.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Speech skills, interdisciplinary communication in learning environments, primary school.</p> Asel Yesnazar Amangeldi Japbarov Ainur Zhorabekova Zauret Kabylbekova Artyk Nuralieva Uaidullakyzy Elmira Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12 4 373 388 10.18844/wjet.v12i4.5190 Institutional facilitation for learning improvement with consideration of students’ voices https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet/article/view/5188 <p>This study investigates the students’ perceptions regarding their voices towards improvement in learning at public and private sector universities in Pakistan. These voices are collected by the Quality Enhancement Cells of the varsities through either technological tools or other ways. To understand how this data is utilized, a self-constructed and validated tool was utilized to get information about four categories; understanding of the term student voices, inquiry of learning process; university facilitation for best learning and implementation of student voices. Using purposive sampling technique, a survey of 112 under graduate students from four fields of studies (social sciences, natural sciences, business administrations and languages) from a Public and Private Sector University each from District Lahore was conducted. Data was analyzed by using SPSS version 22, and t-test and chi-square was performed to measure the difference in institutional facilitation of public and private sector universities. One-way ANOVA was applied to check the effects of student’s status in the class on the inquiry of learning process. The study indicated statistically significant effect of public and private sector on students’ perceptions regarding institutional facilitations for learning improvement. The study also reported the significant effects of student’s status on the inquiry of learning process. It is suggested that further studies need to explore how and where the students’ voices are being used for planning, assessment and course development.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Institutional facilitation, students’ voice, Higher Education, Pakistan</p> Naeem Rakhshanda Asma Shahid Kazi Manzoor Shabana Quraishi Uzma Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12 4 389 400 10.18844/wjet.v12i4.5188 ICT and education in Brazil - NGO, local government administration, business and higher education expert perspective https://www.un-pub.eu/ojs/index.php/wjet/article/view/5198 <p>The paper aims to present the conditions surrounding the use of ICTs in Brazilian schools. The goal of the study was to offer a wide perspective that included the opportunities, barriers, transfer of knowledge, and challenges related to introducing information technology into education. The technique used was qualitative - an expert interview with four experienced respondents. The individuals interviewed represented different areas of professional activity: the academic sector, the implementation of practical activities in schools, pedagogical supervision, and the development of commercial software. The study was conducted in 2019, as part of the expert conference CBIE (<em>Congresso Brasileiro de Informática da Educação</em> – Brazilian Conference on Computers in Education). The results of the analyses reveal that the challenges of implementing ICT in educational processes are similar to those found in the global perspective. According to these experts, Brazil faces similar issues to those found in other countries, namely: the appropriate preparation of teachers in the use of ICT, supplying schools with high-speed and up-to-date hardware and software, encouraging teachers to use ICT, the re-constitution of educational policies, and changes in administering IT resources within schools.</p> <p><em>Keywords</em>: <em>ICT</em><em>; </em><em>Brazil</em><em>; </em><em>school</em><em>; computers; Internet; information society; </em><em>experts</em><em>; </em><em>interview</em><em>; </em><em>SELI</em><em>;</em></p> Łukasz Tomczyk Valéria Farinazzo Martins Maria Amelia Eliseo Ismar Frango Silveira Cibelle de la Higuera Amato Lazar Stošić Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12 4 401 424 10.18844/wjet.v12i4.5198