Investigation of Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes Towards Virtual Classroom Environment

Volume 5 Issue 3(October 2023)
Filiz Çetin
Pages: 328-337 Download Count : 267 View Count: 410 DOI Number 10.55236/tuara.1366287 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


This study was conducted to determine the attitudes of pre-service teachers towards the virtual classroom environment. The research data were collected from a total of 355 students, 294 females, and 61 males, studying at different grade levels in the fall semester of the 2022-2023 academic year in four different teaching programs randomly selected from the teaching programs within the Faculty of Education of a state university with the "Scale for Determining Attitudes Towards Virtual Classroom Environment" developed by Çetin and Demirkan (2023). The survey model was used in the study, and the attitudes of pre-service teachers towards the virtual classroom environment were described as they are. The collected data were first subjected to normality tests in the context of variables, and after the normality of the distribution was concluded as a result of the analyses, T-test and One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) techniques were used for independent groups. In addition, effect size values were calculated to determine to what extent the independent variables used in the research questions have an effect on attitudes towards the virtual classroom environment. As a result of the research, it was observed that pre-service teachers' attitude scores towards the virtual classroom environment were concentrated in the "undecided" option, and this attitude structure was preserved according to different independent variables, and differences occurred within itself according to some variables.

Keywords

  • Virtual classroom environment
  • pre-service teachers
  • attitude
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