USE OF COMPUTERS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION: BENEFITS AND OUTCOMES

  • Basak Baglama
  • Yucehan Yucesoy Near East University
  • Mukaddes Sakalli Demirok Near East University
Keywords: computer, special education, benefit, content analysis

Abstract

Use of computers as effective technological tools in special education has become prevalent in the recent years since it enhances teaching concepts and skills and increase permanence and generalization of learned concepts and skills. Identifying the current situation and trends in a specific field provides a comprehensive perspective for researchers and practitioners. This study aims to examine the current situation and trends in the studies on special education and computer through content analysis. Scopus database was examined in the study in order to carry out the content analysis. Articles published in Scopus database were examined based on certain criteria including year of publication, name of the journals, document type, country and subject area. Data were analyzed based on content analysis method. Results are discussed with reference to relevant literature and implications for further research and practices are also provided

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Published
2018-09-06
How to Cite
Baglama, B., Yucesoy, Y., & Demirok, M. (2018). USE OF COMPUTERS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION: BENEFITS AND OUTCOMES. Near East University Online Journal of Education, 1(1), 54-62. Retrieved from http://dergi.neu.edu.tr/index.php/neuje/article/view/56