TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, cilt.10, ss.268-273, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The rapid developments in the communication technologies today render possible the use of new technological support tools in learning processes. Wireless, or mobile wireless, technologies are the tools whose potential contributions to education are investigated. The potential effects of these technologies on learning are explored through studies where either the entire learning process is carried out via mobile learning practices or the mobile tools are used as support tools in a mixed learning environment. In this study, the possible uses of mobile phones, which have a large user potential among mobile technologies, as support tools in the programming language education process have been analyzed. During the study that has been carried out via the Short Message Services (SMS) of mobile phones, lists of the messages sent to the students have been recorded and it was observed at the end of the application process that the SMS support had influenced the students' academic achievements significantly.