Analysis of teacher candidates' educational internet self-efficacy beliefs in terms of various variables
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Nowadays, the rapid developments in informational technologies result in significant changes in the field of education as well as other fields. One of the most important changes is the use of internet for educational aims. In this sense, a new competence is now among the competencies expected from teachers; moreover, educational use of Internet has become a concept regarded for an efficient teaching process. The aim of this study is to analyze teacher candidates' educational use of Internet self-efficacy beliefs in terms of various variables. The sample of the study conducted in descriptive model consists of teacher candidates at a state university. Educational Use of Internet Self-Efficacy Beliefs Scale and Personal Information Form were used as data collection tools. It is concluded that teacher candidates' educational Internet self-efficacy beliefs have meaningful differences in terms of gender, departments they study on, how long they have used the Internet, duration of daily Internet use, the place they get online, and whether they desire to take their lessons online. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.