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Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v13 n3 p79-87 Jul 2014

The purpose of this study was to understand the attitude of Turkish EFL learners towards technology and to determine the factors influencing the academic achievement of the learners while using technology. Survey method was used to collect data about technology acceptance of the Turkish Foreign Language Learners. This research was conducted at a state-run university in 2012-2013 academic year and subjects were 231 male and 279 female e-language learners from the Vocational Higher School taking up English course through e-learning. According to the results of the research, some of the TAM factors had effects on the academic achievement of the e-learners. It was revealed that while anxiety towards e-learning had a negative effect on academic achievement; perceived ease of use, attitude, satisfaction and self-efficacy had a positive effect on the academic achievement of e-learners. These findings indicated that Turkish EFL learners had a positive attitude towards technology in education.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Achievement, Student Surveys, Vocational Education, Anxiety, Computer Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Satisfaction, College Students, Likert Scales, Intention

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Author: Cakir, Recep; Solak, Ekrem

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1509&id=EJ1034230

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