Investigation of the Effect of the Integration of Arduino to Electrical Experiments on Students' Attitudes towards Technology and ICT by the Mixed Method

Esma Buluş Kırıkkaya , Billur Başaran


APA 6th edition
Kırıkkaya*, E.B., & Başaran, B. (2019). Investigation of the Effect of the Integration of Arduino to Electrical Experiments on Students' Attitudes towards Technology and ICT by the Mixed Method. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(1), 31-48. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.8.1.31

Harvard
Kırıkkaya* E.B., and Başaran B. 2019 'Investigation of the Effect of the Integration of Arduino to Electrical Experiments on Students' Attitudes towards Technology and ICT by the Mixed Method', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 31-48. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.1.31

Chicago 16th edition
Kırıkkaya*, Esma Buluş and Başaran, Billur . "Investigation of the Effect of the Integration of Arduino to Electrical Experiments on Students' Attitudes towards Technology and ICT by the Mixed Method". (2019)European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 1(2019): 31-48. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.8.1.31

Abstract

In this research, After I have realized some technological applications in the course of general physics laboratory II of the science teacher program, this research aims to examine the effects of the students' attitudes towards technology and the information of the communication technology (ICT) with the mixed method. For this application, after the introduction of Arduino was done, it was used as a measuring instrument in the laboratory; it also used the Fritzing program for circuit diagrams and the e-support system for sending poster studies. The research was carried out with the 50 first-year students of the department of science education at Kocaeli University. In this study, the attitude scales toward technology and ICT were used to collect the quantitative data, and a semi-structured interview form was used to collect the qualitative data. For the quantitative analyses in the study, “t-Test for Dependent Groups” and “A Two-Way ANOVA was used for Complex Measurements”, for the qualitative analyses, “Descriptive Analysis” was used. The two analyses were combined according to the mixed method research model and interpreted. The results of the research showed that technological applications in the physics of the laboratory such as using arduino, fritzing program, and poster studies have a significant effect on the attitudes of students in the study group toward technology and ICT, and it was supported by the qualitative research.

Keywords: Arduino, students of the science education program, physics laboratory, fritzing program.


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