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Information and Communications Technology Metaphors

Ömür Akdemir 1 * , Dinçer Biçer 1, Ramazan Ş. Parmaksız 1
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1 Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, TURKEY* Corresponding Author
Mediterranean Journal of Social & Behavioral Research, 4(1), February 2020, 11-18,
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Determination of the perceptions of the prospective teachers for the ICT terms have a remarkable potential to provide input for technology integration plans and ICT trainings. Within this context, the purpose of this study is to discover the metaphors constructed by prospective teachers for the ICT terms. Data were gathered from 180 prospective teachers through survey. 977 valid metaphors constructed by the participants were grouped into conceptual categories for the six ICT terms. The most common conceptual categories are “developing and changing” for the technology, “making life easy” for computers and search engines, “limitless and endless” for the Internet, “means of communication” for social networks, and “addictive items” for video games.


Akdemir, Ö., Biçer, D., & Parmaksız, R. Ş. (2020). Information and Communications Technology Metaphors. Mediterranean Journal of Social & Behavioral Research, 4(1), 11-18.


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