BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience-The Level of Proficiency Of Special Education Teachers and their Opinions on Instructional Technologies

In this study, the aim is to determine the proficiency of special education teachers in terms
of using instructional technologies in the TRNC. A total of 80 special education teachers from
rehabilitation institutes in Famagusta, Kyrenia, and Nicosia participated in this study in the 2016 –
2017 education year, of whom 45 were women and 45 were men. The quantitative research method
was used and, in terms of collection tools, a demographic information form along with an opinion
survey aimed at defining their usage and skill levels of special education teachers in the TRNC
related to the use of instructional technologies were used. The data were analysed with the SPSS
20.00 program. Based on the results of the analysis, it was found that the level of using educational
technologies was low. According to the data which was obtained from teachers’ opinions, the
special education teachers were in favour of using instructional technologies in their lessons. When
the results of this study are considered, it can be observed that the special education teachers who
have been working in the TRNC are in favour of using instructional technologies in their classes;
however, they are lacking in terms of equipment and knowledge.