Computer Based Instruction and Computer AssistedLanguage Learning in Schools in Bursa

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Alyaz Y., Gürsoy E.

Uludağ Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.15, no.1, pp.1-13, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: Uludağ Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-13
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Present research is the pilot study of a larger scale, longitudinal study that’s being carried on in Bursa. 20 schools were randomly selected for investigation. A questionnaire that investigates the hardware, purposes of using computers, attitudes of teachers towards computer-based instruction, and possible reasons that prevent the integration of computers, was given either to the principal or the vice principal of each school. Research results show a big difference between private schools and government schools in computer-based instruction. There is a clear superiority of private schools both in the number of hardware they posses and in the use of computers for educational purposes. The results of the study indicate that, although steps are taken both by National Ministry of Education and Local Education Authorities, such as providing computers and offering in-service training, computers are not widely used in education. The majority of schools use computers for reasons other than education such as keeping records and registration. In addition, if computers are used, they are used in subjects other than teaching. The main reason, aside from finance, that seems to prevent the integration of computers found to be that teachers and administrators are not aware of pedagogical opportunities that computers provide.

Keywords: CALL, CBI, Computer, Computers in Education, Language Learning