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Dönmez, Onur; Odabasi, H. Ferhan; Kabakçi Yurdakul, Isil; Kuzu, Abdullah; Girgin, Ümit – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Children's ever-increasing and autonomous engagement with the internet exposes them to online risks, especially when parental supervision is limited. Furthermore, media coverage highlighting negative online experiences increases adults' risk perceptions, which in turn jeopardize children's sustainable and beneficial engagement with the internet.…
Descriptors: Risk, Measures (Individuals), Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication
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Dag, Funda – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine the language equivalence and the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the "Web-Based Learning Platform Evaluation Scale" ("Web Tabanli Ögrenme Ortami Degerlendirme Ölçegi" [WTÖODÖ]) used in the selection and evaluation of web-based learning environments. Within this scope,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Internet
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Genctanirim Kurt, Dilek – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to identify the factors in suicide risk among college students by examining the direct and indirect effects of drug use, internet addiction, gender, and alcohol use on suicide risk. The sample of the study is composed of 975 students studying at different faculties of Ahi Evran University during the academic year 2011-2012. They…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, College Students, Suicide, Drug Abuse
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Öktem, M. Kemal; Demirhan, Kamil; Demirhan, Haydar – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study aims to analyze the factors affecting the Internet usage of university students using e-governance applications. It is important to examine these factors to understand why the online citizen participation is not increasing as expected, while Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) usage is improving in governance. Governance is…
Descriptors: Governance, Internet, College Students, Computer Use
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Kubiatko, Milan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
Different factors may be influencing the use of information and communication technology (ICT). One of the important factors is age. The society is divided into different groups according to age. A well-known age-based categorization, commonly used especially in the field of economics,, is based on whether people belong to the Millennial…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Internet, Attitude Measures, Late Adolescents
Demirli, Cihad – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The importance of ICTs has become the undisputed in the present century. Studies have been conducted to investigate the use of ICTs with the goal of increase in quality of teacher education for a long time. This study is a cross-cultural comparison in terms of pre-service teachers' level of ICT usage, ICT knowledge and attitudes. The study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Information Technology, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Ozturk, Faruk – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
Internet and electronic databases today offer the opportunity to reach an unlimited amount of information in a short time. Owing to this advantage, the Internet has become an important provider of "e-knowledge" and a basic tool in the process of research. It is essential that research undertaken by academic students on the internet…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Internet, Graduate Students
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Ceyhan, Aydogan Aykut – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
This study was carried out to investigate whether the levels of university students' problematic internet use and of perceived communication skills differ with respect to their basic internet use purposes. The participants were 411 university students [215 of whom were females (52.30%) and 196 of whom were males (47.70%)]. In the study, the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Risk, Measures (Individuals), Multivariate Analysis
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Ozturk, Ebru; Kaymak Ozmen, Suna – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
Researches proved that a new psychological disorder of problematic Internet use was associated with individual characteristics as loneliness, shyness, anxiety, depression, personality type, and self-cognition. But there appears to be little consensus about Problematic Internet Use disorder. Consequently the aim of study was to investigate…
Descriptors: Shyness, Elementary School Science, Individual Characteristics, Early Childhood Education
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Ceyhan, Esra – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
This study aims at revealing the relationships between the problematic Internet use of university students and their identity status, main Internet use purposes, and gender. A total of 464 university students participated in the study, and the research data were collected through the Problematic Internet Use Scale, the Extended Objective Measure…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Internet, Addictive Behavior
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Demiralay, Raziye; Karadeniz, Sirin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
The aim of this research is to investigate and evaluate elementary student teachers' perceived information literacy self-efficacy in terms of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). The relational survey method which determines the relationships between two or more variables was used in the research. The data gathered from…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Information Technology, Information Literacy, Self Efficacy
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Sahin, Abdurrahman; Cermik, Hulya; Dogan, Birsen – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
Information searching skills have become increasingly important for prospective teachers with the exponential growth of learning materials on the web. This study is an attempt to understand the experiences of prospective teachers with search engines through metaphoric images and to further investigate whether their experiences are related to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Access to Information, Information Retrieval
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Simsek, Ali; Ozdamar, Nilgun; Uysal, Omer; Kobak, Kadriye; Berk, Cem; Kilicer, Tugba; Cigdem, Harun – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2009
This study examined 259 master's theses in the field of educational technology completed in Turkey during 2000-2007. The results suggested that quantity and quality of educational technology research varied according to years and universities. A great majority of the theses employed quantitative paradigm, and qualitative studies made about one…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Masters Theses, Educational Practices, Information Technology