EXAMINATION OF ATTITUDES OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN DISTANCE EDUCATION ACCORDING TO SOME VARIABLES
We are conducting distance education due to the pandemic process that we are experiencing. This study has been performed with the purpose of determining what kind of attitudes students who experience this process are displaying and the factors affecting these attitudes. The attitudes of university students studying at a private university in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus according to age, gender, grade level, internet connection problem, ability to use technology, suitability of distance education environment, and whether it is efficient or not were examined. Random sampling method was used in this research, which was conducted using the relational survey model, one of the quantitative survey models. The sample of the study is 128 university students, 64 men and 64 women studying at a private university. The data of the research were collected online using the personal information form and the Distance Education Attitude Scale prepared by the researchers. SPSS 25.0 software was used for statistical analysis of research data. The scores received by university students who have high level of internet connection problems from the Distance Education Attitude Scale were lower than other university students. It is believed that this study will make contribution to future research.
Keywords: Distance education, attitude, university student, internet and technology usage.
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