The effect of web-based learning environments on attitudes of students regarding computer and internet
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The purpose of this research is to determine the effect of web-based education on student attitudes towards computer and internet in comparison with traditional instruction in the course of Computer II. In this research, pretest-posttest control group semi-empirical design was used. Web-supported instruction application is independent variable and student attitudes towards computer and internet are dependent variables. As a data collection instruments Computer Attitude Scale, Attitudes toward the Internet Scale have been used. According to analysis results, traditional education practice does not affect attitudes of students towards the internet and computer and there is no significant differentiation between attitude scores of students toward both internet and computer for web-based education practice compared to traditional practice. Accordingly, it can be argued that compared to traditional education, web-based education does not affect student attitudes toward both the internet and computer. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.