World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues <p align="justify"><strong>World Journal on Educational Technology</strong>: <strong>Current Issues</strong> <strong>(WJET)</strong> is a peer-reviewed and quarterly published journal on educational technology. WJET is devoted to be a joint platform for presenting and discussing the emerging developments on educational technology in an international arena. The aim of the journal is to publish original research, development and review articles to contribute to the development of educational technology field.</p> <p><strong>World Journal on Educational Technology</strong>: <strong>Current Issues</strong> was accepted to the <strong>Elsevier Scopus</strong> index since 5 October 2018.</p> <p align="justify">The journal is under the review of <strong>Web of Science</strong>. If the journal is accepted to be indexed, your article will also be included in this index.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues</em> is currently indexed in ERIC beginning from Volume 8, No 2, 2016.</a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="" alt="" /></a></p> en-US <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> (Prof. Dr. Servet Bayram) (Assist. Prof. Dr. Vasfi Tuğun) Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Primary school teacher candidates’ views on multilingual concepts: A perspective of learning technology <p>With the expansion of primary school education in Kazakhstan, many ethnic groups were reached. This situation has started to signal the necessity of classroom teachers having knowledge, awareness and experience in subjects such as sensitivity, education and needs of children. This research is a qualitative study, and it was conducted to understand the awareness and knowledge levels of classroom teacher candidates on multilingual education. The research was conducted within the framework of the perspectives on learning technology. 38 teacher candidates who participated in the study were interviewed on the internet and their views on multilingual education were analysed with a descriptive qualitative analysis method. The data obtained as a result of the interviews were examined in detail and the opinions of the teacher candidates on multilingual education were interpreted. Based on the results of the research, suggestions have been made on subjects such as reshaping our teacher training programmes in the context of multilingualism and providing them with teacher support, both theoretically and practically, and to train teachers who can meet the needs of children from linguistic minority groups.</p> <p> </p> <p>Keywords: Primary school, ethnic groups, technology, multilingual education.</p> Zhamilya Khajayeva, Assel Stambekova, Zhanar Gazikhanova, Gulnara Smagulova, Salamatova Rakhat Makhanbetjanovna Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Psychological problems and features of modern schoolchildren’s communication <p>The study is aimed to identify urgent problems in the field of communication between young men and women and other significant participants in unregulated interaction. Using standardised test methods, questionnaires were adapted for this study and were collected the primary material that reflects the essential characteristics of unregulated communication between high school students in Russia. The sample of the study was 378 people. The main results were the data indicating a serious gap between high school students’ need to communicate and the actual satisfaction of this need in the interaction with other significant participants. The main meaning of young people’s need for trustful reference unregulated communication is not so much the communicative component as the emotional–affective content, which consists of acceptance, support, emotional exchange and understanding on the part of other people. Currently, there is a gap between the need for unregulated confidential communication of young men and women with significant adults and the real system of such communication. The results were put into the development of recommendations that allow psychologists to build an optimal interaction with family systems and the pedagogical community to optimise communication between high school students. As a prospect for further research, the tasks of developing parent–child relationships are identified.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keywords: High school students, social interaction, psychological problems, unregulated communication.</p> Evgenya S. Romanova, Ludmila I. Bershedova, Tatiana Yu. Morozova, Larisa Yu. Ovcharenko, Svetlana N. Tolstikova Copyright (c) 2021 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Meta-subject methodology approach in the training of future primary school teachers <p>The urgent task of higher education is to comprehensively prepare future teachers for the implementation of state educational standards (SESs) for primary general, basic general and secondary full education, as well as mastering the requirements of the professional standard ‘teacher’. The key requirements of the SES RK include the formation of subject, meta-subject and personal results of students. The concept of ‘meta-subject learning outcomes’ acts as an undoubted innovation of SES RK, which is still not highlighted enough in the scientific and educational literature. In this regard, the need arises for purposeful general professional and subject-methodological preparation of the future teacher for work on the formation and development of meta-subject results for students, mastering the basic educational programmes of general education. The topic of this article is related to the pressing issues of the meta-subject content of education at a pedagogical university. Particular attention is paid to the theoretical justification of meta-subject matter in scientific research. On the example of the author’s programme of the new variable discipline ‘Meta-subject approach in primary education’, intended for students of the pedagogical direction of training, the basic conditions for the implementation of the meta-subject approach in network interaction with educational institutions are considered.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keywords: Meta-discipline, meta-disciplinary approach, meta-disciplinary outcomes, meta-disciplinary skills, educational programme.</p> Zhazira Zhumabayeva, Gulnar Uaisova, Inkar Hasanovа, Sarsengul Jetpisbayeva Copyright (c) 2021 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Adaptation of innovative edge banding trimmer for technology instruction: A university case <p>This study focuses on the adaptation of an innovative edge banding trimmer for technology instruction. This study also aimed to explore the respondent group's perceptions of the level of acceptability and effectiveness of innovated edge banding trimmer. Moreover, this study utilizes a survey to assess the perception of the faculty and student. The study used the descriptive-normative design to gather facts relevant for achieving the discussion details in planning, designing, and constructing the IEBT. The main instrument used to ascertain these parameters are the two survey questionnaires were researcher-made aligns with industry competencies, the statistician validated the reliability and consistency. Results revealed that the perceptions of the two respondent groups are statistically significant. Moreover, innovated edge banding trimmer shows a positive effect on the students' performance and output. Further, it implied that using innovated edge banding trimmer would make students work more efficiently and elevate quality. The research finding will allow the faculty and students to meet global needs in innovation and lifelong learning.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keywords: Innovated edge banding, technology instruction, challenge of change</p> Dennis L. Capuyan, Reylan G. Capuno, Roberto Suson, Nolasco K. Malabago, Eugenio A. Ermac, Rino Anthony M. Demetrio, Ahmad M. Aburayya, Coliao T. Concordio, Redgie D. Arcadio, Gerwine J. Medio, Bernabe C. Lumantas Copyright (c) 2021 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Developing primary school students’ skills on general developmental exercises and teachers’ professional development on learning technologies in physical education <p>This study aims to develop primary school students’ general development exercise skills and reveal teachers’ views about their professional development on learning technologies in physical education. Mixed method was used in the study with experimental and qualitative research methods. The main relevance of this study is an analysis that conducts an experiment of a system of general development exercises that are used to perform independently by primary school students to clarify, verify the results of the study and test an effective experimental method in this direction. During the study, the experimental groups and control group of primary school students were included and the results of experiment and qualitative data were analysed. In addition, the study revealed comparative data with analysis, synthesis, questionnaires, diagnostics and other practical methods. As a result of the experimental work, a system of specific general developmental exercises (GDE) aimed at developing the skills of independent performance by primary school students through GDE was developed. Elements of life movements taken from various roots of Kazakh national culture were introduced into the system of GDE within the framework of cooperation with class teachers, a series of thematic methodological seminars were held for physical education teachers and a methodological guide was developed. Results of this study provided practical implications for primary school teachers to use systems of a new direction of preparing children for a healthy lifestyle.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keywords: General development exercises, primary school teachers, students, physical education.</p> Ospankulov Еrnar, Zhumabaуeva Aziya Eleupanovna, Umirbekova Akerke Nurlanbekovna, Akpayeva Asel Bakirovna, Kenesbayev Serik Mukhtaruly Copyright (c) 2021 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Students' perceptions of content and language integrated pedagogy via electronic communication (e-CLIP) <p>e-CLIP or Content and Language Integrated Pedagogy via Electronic Communication is an innovation in the Thai education system which supports the integration of electronic media and content-based English. e-CLIP is one of the tools developed to cope with the 21st century and has been integrated into several Thai schools in recent years.&nbsp; This research aims to compare students' perceptions of e-CLIP application in two distinct settings: a small and large-sized school. This study was conducted in Secondary Educational Service Area 39 Thailand. The data were collected through a survey, focus group interviews, and observations. The collected qualitative data were analyzed through content analysis. Additionally, descriptive and inferential statistics were performed to interpret the quantitative data. The quantitative findings exposed that students from both schools showed positive perceptions of integrating electronic media and content-based English in their classes.&nbsp; However, qualitative data showed that small-sized students were more motivated to participate in activities utilizing the e-CLIP model than those in the large-sized school.</p> <p>Keywords: e-CLIP Model, electronic media, content-based English</p> Supanee Sengsri , Kiki Juli Anggoro Copyright (c) 2021 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Examination of the researches on the use of technology by fine arts teachers <p>The aim of this study was to determine the examination of the researches about the use of technology by fine arts teachers. The study was conducted according to the content and citation analysis model. In this context, Web of Science (WOS) Core Collection indexes were included. In the document scanning in the WOS environment, the keywords ‘Fine arts’, ‘Teachers’ and ‘Technology’ were searched. In total, 169 documents were examined and analysed one by one. They were analysed according to year, document type, WOS content category, country, source title, organisation and citation, authors, publication language and categories. As a result of this research, the first study was conducted in 2004, while the most studies were conducted in 2016. It was concluded that the published studies had the most Proceedings papers as the document type. The area where the studies of fine arts teachers on the use of technology are mostly carried out is Education Educational Research, according to the Web of Science content category. The most researched title in the distribution according to the Source Title field is ‘International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on Social Sciences and Arts.’ The university with the most studies is Kazan Federal University. The 19 authors who conducted the studies have a large number of studies in this field. It was concluded that other authors had only one study in the field. Again, when we look at the distribution of the countries and documents according to the language of writing, the country with the most studies is China and the language of the documents is English. The area continues to evolve.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keywords: Fine arts, technology, analysis, teachers, education, communication.</p> Berikbol Rakhat , Bekbolatova Kuralay , Smanova Akmaral , Nebessayeva Zhanar, Dzhanaev Miyat Copyright (c) 2021 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The cultivation of self-directed learning in teaching mathematics <p>This study examined students’ ability to learn mathematics in a self-directed teaching environment. One of the main goals of the educational system is to nurture independent learners who can grow up to be inquisitive, critical, creative, and capable of piloting their own learning. This implies making a change in the way the role of the mathematics teacher is perceived in that the teacher must now become a mentor who supports and mediates learning, enabling students to construct a knowledge base of rules and methods in mathematics and acquire and experience ways of thinking that enable them to construct this knowledge.This qualitative study is based on interviews with four ninth-grade mathematics teachers and on in-class observations of teaching styles and teacher-student interactions. Our findings show that applying self-directed learning methods in class based on a constructivist approach to teach mathematics is an important factor in developing students’ creativity and thinking. These findings suggest that developing this model of teaching should be recommended to teachers. Accordingly, this study also proposes a model for staff development programs that foster self-directed learning in mathematics. The model proposes that increasing teachers’ awareness of their teaching process and training them to prepare learners to cope effectively with unfamiliar mathematical problems are goals to include in teacher training. This model of teaching may have far-reaching effects in pedagogy, e.g.: reducing drop-out numbers, improving achievements, and improving social interactions.<strong>Key words:</strong> constructivist approach, fostering thinking, self-directed learning, teaching mathematics.</p> Saied Bishara Copyright (c) 2021 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The accessible IT for the courses on the special education undergraduate program <p>Students can learn through printed teaching materials, audio and video programs, weblogs, and or other media based on ICT (Information and Communication Technology). Yet, educators still play an essenstial role in designing every learning activity. This research aims to produce a prototype of the product development of accessible IT teaching materials for Special Education undergarduate program students. This research applied the ADDEM design model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Deliver, Evaluate, and Maintenance). Results were gathered by examining the feasibility on aspectts of efficacy and practicality of the develped product. Data were analyzed quantitatively by looking at the results of the validity and practicality test. The results of the validity test from the validators showed that all of the assesment items got a good rating of 3.0, in contrast the results of the practicality test, which was done by undergraduate students showed that there was an improvement on the score of the end-of-term test compared to the score of the mid-term test.</p> <p> </p> <p>Keywords: learning materials, accessible learning.</p> Endang Pudjiastuti Sartinaha, Sri Joeda Andajanib, Muhammad Nurul Ashar, Eryana Retno Fatimasari Budiatic Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The mediation effects of smartphone addiction on relationship between aggression and nomophobia <p>The aim of this study is to research the mediational role of smartphone addiction on relationship between nomophobia and aggression level of university students. The data collected through the convenience samples over the Internet has reached a wider audience. The study group consisted of 307 university students. Smartphone Addiction Scale Short Form, Buss Perry Aggression Scale and Nomophobia Scale were used during the research process. In addition, Relational survey method used, and mediation model of Baron and Kenny’s was used to analyze the mediation effect of smartphone. Smartphone usage is related to nomophobia and anger. Partial mediation effect of smartphone addiction was proved among nomophobia and anger. On the relation between aggression and nomophobia, the smartphone indirect effect value is %6.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>Aggression, Mediational Role, Nomophobia, Smartphone Addiction</p> Cahit Nuri, Cemaliye Direktör, Ahmet Arnavut Copyright (c) 2021 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Research and trends in computer science and educational technology during 2016–2020: Results of a content analysis <p>The general purpose of this study is to conduct a content study on ‘computer’ and ‘educational technologies’ research and trends between 2016 and 2020. The topics were evaluated according to years, universities of the authors, citations, keywords, document type, source, sponsors and publication languages. The articles examined in the research include keywords related to ‘computer’ and ‘instructional technologies’ between 2016 and 2020; 1,798 articles obtained by scanning the Scopus database according to the title, keywords and summary of the articles were examined. When the results of the study were examined, it was concluded that English, which is the universal language, is very common; the researches are mostly published as ‘conference papers’ and the most used keyword in the study is ‘Computer Science’. In addition, it has been concluded that computer science is the basis of educational technologies in recent years. Similar content analysis studies may be recommended for other software used in computer training.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keywords: Computer, educational technology, computer science, content analysis, trends.</p> C. Nurzhanov, V. Pidlisnyuk, L. Naizabayeva, M. Satymbekov Copyright (c) 2021 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Relevance of the mass media in Prevention, Education and Contextual Management of COVID-19 <p>The purpose of this research was to determine the relevance of the media in the prevention, education and contextual management of COVID-19. Methodology: descriptive non-experimental transectional research. An international survey validated by experts was applied, surveying 1082 people during a month. The countries with the highest participation were Peru, Colombia, Mexico, the United States and Russia. The data was processed using SPSS version 25. 64.7% of the respondents affirmed that the means were decisive in preventing the pandemic; 59.1% recognized the importance of the media for awareness and prevention of the pandemic, and 64% valued the importance of the media for the contextual management of the pandemic; demonstrating a significant relationship between the variables. Contributions: the need for strategic, prudent, ethical and socially responsible communication that benefits citizens in a pandemic situation is highlighted.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keywords: Mass media; communication; electronic media; social networks; education; prevention</p> Enaidy Reynosa Navarro , Margit Julia Guerra-Ayala, Walther Hernán Casimiro-Urcos, Dolores Vélez-Jiménez , Nora Consuelo Casimiro-Urcos, Erick Oswaldo Salazar-Montoya, Javier Francisco Casimiro-Urcos, Juan Carlos Callejas Torres Copyright (c) 2021 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Elementary school children’s speech skills in interdisciplinary ICT communication <p>An analysis of the state of pedagogical practice and scientific and methodological literature speaks of shortcomings in solving the problem of the formation of elementary schoolchildren’s speech skills. This article is devoted to the formation of elementary schoolchildren's speech skills in interdisciplinary communication. The purpose of our experimental work is to verify the effectiveness of our methodology for the sustainable of speech skills in interdisciplinary communication. In preparation for the experimental work, the following objectives were set; to identify the level of formation of speech skills (motivational, informative, reflective), development of a complex of diagnostic methods: observation, questionnaires, diagnostic methods, assessment, self-esteem, etc., on the basis of the data obtained to determine the level of formation of speech skills in interdisciplinary ICT communication. Therefore, the aim of our study is to analyze the state of formation of elementary schoolchildren’s speech skills in interdisciplinary communication. The theoretical significance of the study allows clarifying knowledge on the issue of the formation of speech skills; practical significance lies in the presentation and testing of a set of productive exercises aimed at developing learners' speech skills in interdisciplinary communication. According to the developed diagnostic technique, the formation of speech skills in interdisciplinary communication consists of three components: motivational, substantive and reflective. Based on these components, indicators and levels characterizing the formation of elementary schoolchildren’s speech skills in interdisciplinary communication are distinguished. During the study, the results of a verifying, forming and control experiment were presented. According to the study, we can say that it is necessary to pay attention to the development of meaningful speech, because it is for this indicator that most children are at a low level of formation. On the whole, our study proved that systematic work is needed to form elementary schoolchildren’s speech skills.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> speech skills, interdisciplinary communication, integration, elementary school, formation, criteria, indicators, levels.</p> Asel Yesnazar, Amangeldi Japbarov, Ainur Zhorabekova, Zauret Kabylbekova, Artyk Nuralieva, Uaidullakyzy Elmira Copyright (c) 2020 World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000