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Koçak, Ömer; Yildirim, Önder; Kursun, Engin; Yildirim, Gürkan – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
The increase in tablet computers and e-books use brings to mind the question of how users benefited from these technologies. In this sense, the present study investigated the status of students' tablet computers and e-books use and the reasons why students prefer to use and not use of tablet computers and e-books. Students' study habits while…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Foreign Countries
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Kursun, Engin – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Although a number of claims have been made describing massive open online courses (MOOCs) as a disruptive innovation in education, these claims have not yet been proven through research. Instead, MOOCs should perhaps be considered as an integrative model for higher education systems, but to do so will require recognition of credentials. Initial…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
Kilis, Selcan; Gülbahar, Yasemin; Rapp, Christian – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
With the excessive use of social media in the 21st century, attempts to integrate social media within higher education have also increased. In this area, research has been particularly focused on the aspects of students, rather than the instructors. This study puts the emphasis on the instructors with the aim to explore their use of social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Sendag, Serkan; Erol, Osman; Sezgin, Sezan; Dulkadir, Nihal – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2015
The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between preservice teachers' Web 2.0 competencies and their critical thinking disposition (CTD). The study employed an associational research design using California Critical Thinking Disposition-Inventory (CCTD-I) and a Web 2.0 competency questionnaire including items related to Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Critical Thinking, Web 2.0 Technologies, Thinking Skills
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Kukner, Jennifer Mitton – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This paper explores the experiences of three teachers as novice researchers as they taught full-time in a university English language school in Turkey. Viewing the participants' experiences as researchers through a narrative understanding of teacher knowledge and a critical literacy lens enhanced their critical cognisance of their positioning as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers, College Faculty, Women Faculty
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Dos, Bulent; Demir, Servet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
Blogs have evolved from simple online diaries to communication tools with the capacity to engage people in collaboration, knowledge sharing, reflection and debate. Blog archives can be a source of information about student learning, providing a basis for ongoing feedback and redesign of learning activities. Previous studies show that blogs can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teachers, College Students