Effective Use of Distance Education Tools in Higher Education During Covid-19 Pandemic in Türkiye





Distance education, Higher education, Human resources, Technology Acceptance Model


In this study, it was aimed to determine the attitude of students at state universities towards the effective use of distance education tools during the COVID-19 pandemic in Türkiye. This study was conducted within the scope of the Technology Acceptance Model by using a relational survey design. The sample consisted of 4.118 undergraduates from different public universities. The results showed that technology acceptance scores (TAS) of undergraduate students were higher than associate degree students. In addition, TAS increases as the duration of distance education use increases. A strong positive correlation was found between university students’ perceptions of experience, enjoyment, and self-efficacy and the perceived benefit and ease of use of distance education. Perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use are determinants of the intention to use and attitude towards using distance education systems. The research also identified that university students’ intention to use the system and their attitude towards using it have positive effects on behavior during actual use. In conclusion, it may be asserted that, distance education is an indispensable system in terms of providing quality education services and developing human resources in times of crisis.


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Sezer, Şenol, & Karadirek, G. (2023). Effective Use of Distance Education Tools in Higher Education During Covid-19 Pandemic in Türkiye . Psycho-Educational Research Reviews, 12(2), 371–389. https://doi.org/10.52963/PERR_Biruni_V12.N2.02