Investigation of pre-service teachers' intentions to use of social media in teaching activities within the framework of technology acceptance model

ACARLI D. S., Saglam Y.

International Educational Technology Conference IETC, Illinois, United States Of America, 3 - 05 September 2014, vol.176, pp.709-713 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 176
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.530
  • City: Illinois
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.709-713
  • Keywords: Technology Acceptance Model, social media, pre-service teachers
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In recent years, social media is used frequently in daily life, as a result of this; it affects different fields in our lives. Intensive use of technology in teaching activities causes the social media to enter in this filed too. In this context, teachers and students started to use social media in terms of teaching and learning activities such as information sharing, web based learning, creating discussion groups etc. The aim of the study is to investigate pre-service teachers' intentions to use of social media in teaching activities which becomes indispensible in technologic environments. In accordance with this purpose a survey was prepared within in the framework of Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) which was developed by Davis (1986) and extended by Venkatesh and Davis (2000). The survey was implemented to pre-service teachers who are studying at a university in the faculty of education. Reliability, validity and factor analysis for the scales in the survey were performed. For each items in the scales, frequency distribution, percentages, means and standard deviation were calculated (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.