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Students’ 99 Suggestions about Technology Integration in Higher Education

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This study examined the university students’ expectations about technology integration in higher education. Data were collected from 867 students of the Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey during the 2006-2007 fall semester. Content analysis of the students’ responses to the open-ended question revealed 99 suggestions about the technology integration in university education. These suggestions generally focused on the use of the Internet to reach the course materials, audio and video recording of courses, tools to communicate with instructors, and reaching digital library resources. Moreover, they stated that the technological infrastructures of classrooms should be improved, different educational technologies should be used effectively in courses, and professors should be trained on how to use educational technologies.


Arslan Ari, I., Gok, A., Uzun, E., Yildiz, I., Cagiltay, K. & Yildirim, S. (2008). Students’ 99 Suggestions about Technology Integration in Higher Education. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 6236-6240). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 17, 2019 from .


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