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Islim, Omer Faruk; Cagiltay, Kursat – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
This descriptive study aims to investigate the instructional effectiveness of Open Educational Resources (OER). It was conducted with 1196 university students who were enrolled in a general chemistry course with an experimental laboratory section. These students voluntarily used OER for their lab activities. Data were collected via a printed,…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Case Studies, Open Source Technology, Educational Resources
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Yilmaz, Turkan Karakus; Cagiltay, Kursat – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2016
Many virtual worlds have been adopted for implementation within educational settings because they are potentially useful for building effective learning environments. Since the flexibility of virtual worlds challenges to obtain effective and efficient educational outcomes, the design of such platforms need more attention. In the present study, the…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation, Observation, Interviews
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Muhametjanova, Gulshat; Cagiltay, Kursat – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine enablers and barriers to the technology integration into education based on the example of the situation at the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University as reported by students and instructors. The study employed the mixed-methods research design, combining data obtained from 477 student and 57 instructor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Islim, Omer Faruk; Gurel Koybasi, Nergis A.; Cagiltay, Kursat – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW) target barriers of education and learning by sharing knowledge for free to benefit self-learners, educators, and students. This study aims to investigate the use of OER both as a supplementary resource for a traditional course and as a resource for self-learners. First, the attitudes and…
Descriptors: Open Education, Access to Education, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Uz, Cigdem; Cagiltay, Kursat – Digital Education Review, 2015
Digital games have become popular due to great technological improvements in recent years. They have been increasingly transformed from co-located experiences into multi-played, socially oriented platforms (Herodotou, 2009). Multi-User Online Games provide the opportunity to create a social environment for friendships and strengthen the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Video Games, Interpersonal Competence
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Gecu, Zeynep; Cagiltay, Kursat – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2015
Computer games, which are currently very popular among students, can affect different cognitive abilities. The purpose of the present study is to examine undergraduate students' experiences and preferences in playing computer games as well as their mental rotation abilities. A total of 163 undergraduate students participated. The results showed a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Games, Teaching Methods
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Kursun, Engin; Cagiltay, Kursat; Can, Gulfidan – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
The purpose of this survey study is to investigate faculty's perceptions of the main incentives, barriers, and benefits to publishing their course materials for free within the open educational resources (OER) movement. Data were collected from an online survey of 1,637 faculty from 56 universities in Turkey. Results showed that even though the…
Descriptors: Investigations, Barriers, Incentives, Educational Resources
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Baran, Bahar; Cagiltay, Kursat – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
The aim of this study is to reveal how well online communities of practice (oCoPs) help teachers share explicit knowledge and bring their tacit knowledge to the surface. An Internet based oCoP platform called "The Professional Development Circle" (The PDC) was developed for this study. The study was conducted in two phases: 1) a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Experiential Learning, Professional Development, Researchers
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Baran, Bahar; Kilic, Eylem; Bakar Corez, Aysegul; Cagiltay, Kursat – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2010
This study presents the results of a survey implemented to investigate Turkish university students' technology use profile and their thoughts about distance education. The sample of the study is 6504 students from four universities in Turkey. The results of the study are reported in five main sections: 1) demographic information of the students,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet
Correia, Ana-Paula; Baran, Evrim; Cagiltay, Kursat – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this case study is to understand ways to plan, organize and facilitate experiences in which experts who are geographically dispersed act as effective consultants. Graduate students enrolled in an advanced course in instructional technology at a large university in the Midwestern United States interacted with colleagues studying at a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Advanced Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Consultants
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Durdu, Pinar Onay; Yalabik, Nese; Cagiltay, Kursat – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
A distributed online curriculum and courseware development model (DONC[superscript 2]) is developed and tested in this study. Courseware development teams which may work in different institutions who need to develop high quality, reduced cost, on time products will be the users of DONC[superscript 2]. The related features from the disciplines of…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Courseware, Literature Reviews, Curriculum Development