Opinions and Expectations of Parents on Integration of Mobile Technologies to Education and School Family Cooperation

Fezile Ozdamli, Pelin Yildiz

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Abstract—This study underlines the importance of mobile technologies in school family cooperation process. The aim is to specify expectations from mobile technologies and parent’s opinions and capacity of mobile learning whose children attend to elementary and primary schools at Nicosia, TRNC. In this study which is conducted in a survey model frame, 790 parents involved in the study group to specify parent’s level of using mobile tools, their opinions on usage of mobile devices in an educational purpose and on improvement of school-family cooperation with mobile technologies.In the study, a 2 dimensioned survey form used as data collection tool and gathered data processed appropiately to statistical teqniques with SPSS 21 package application. In data analysis, frequency, percentage values, t-test and Kruskal-Wallis tests are used. This is confirmed that parent’s opinion on the usage of mobile devices in an educational pupose is generally positive. On the other hand, this is also clear that the parent’s opinions on school-family cooperation and family participation with mobile technologies are positive. Parents stated that they can take education and information from relevant people of school with mobile technologies on child development and education. Also they specified the necessity of communicating with mobile technologies to take school-family cooperation to an advanced level.


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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies. ISSN: 1865-7923
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