FACTORS AFFECTING THE COMPUTER USAGE OF PHYSICS TEACHERS WORKING AT PRIVATE TRAINING CENTERS
ABSTRACTThe rapid development of computer and instructional technologies eases our lives in many ways. Private teaching institutions have become one of the most important entities in the educational system of Turkey. The topics spelling at private teaching institutions will determine the university as well as the departments that the students are going to be enrolled as well as the quality of the education and instruction they will receive at those institutions. Physics classes, due to the extensive amount of abstracts concepts, are at the top of the classes causing students difficulties. Therefore, computer supported instruction will facilitate the comprehension of the students which would otherwise be difficult to understand. The present study is conducted with 40 physics teachers, 24 males and 16 females, working at the 20 branches of a private course in Ankara throughout the spring semester of the 2009-2010 academic year. The statistical analyses conducted showed that the majority of physics teachers believed that the use of computers facilitates learning.