Aspects Of Students About Information Technology Courses In Social Science


Koçoğlu Bakioğlu F. Ö. , Kartal E. , Özen Z., Erol Ç., Gülseçen S.

International Educational Technology Conference, Illinois, United States Of America, 3 - 05 September 2014, pp.119-127

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Illinois
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-127

Abstract

Information Technology (IT) is used in almost every area of higher education. However, it can be clearly seen that number of courses intended to teach the use of IT in social science is quite low in Turkey. There is a gap between generations who design curriculum and who take classes at universities. If we consider digital natives will attend universities soon, it is very important to redesign the curriculums including topics about IT. Besides the number of IT courses in science curriculum is more than the number of IT courses in social science curriculum.

In this study, authors aimed to determine the aspects of students about IT courses in social science. In this scope, a questionnaire is conducted to fourth grade students of Philosophy Department at Istanbul University who have taken Logic and Computer Practices II class. The questionnaire consists of 19 questions and it is conducted to 140 students.

According to study results, students expressed that IT courses are vital for their future professional life and workplace. They believe that it is necessary to add various IT courses such as office programs, information management, web design, database, and programming languages to curriculum in social science at higher education institutions.