Factors related to reported student tablet PC use by EFL high school teachers
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This study investigated high school students‘ use of tablet PCs in EFL classrooms as reported by their teachers. In addition, the study also looked into factors that contribute to tablet PC use at these high schools. Forty-four EFL high school teachers from 9 different high schools located in Ankara participated in this study. Data was gathered through a questionnaire that asked teachers to report students‘ various uses of tablet PCs. In addition to that, the questionnaire also collected data from teachers regarding their attitude towards tablet PCs, their pedagogical beliefs, and facilitating conditions at the schools. The findings of this study showed that the reported use of tablet PCs at the high schools was very limited. From among the possible factors (facilitating conditions at the schools, attitudes towards tablet PCs, and teachers‘ pedagogical beliefs) that could contribute to tablet PC use, facilitating conditions at the schools was the only factor that showed a significant correlation with tablet PC use.