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ERIC Number: EJ1205431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1309-0348
An Examination of Digital Footprint Awareness and Digital Experiences of Higher Education Students
Surmelioglu, Yesim; Seferoglu, Suleyman Sadi
World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, v11 n1 p48-64 2019
Rapid changes are occurring in life owing to information and communication technologies. During this change period, digital identities have begun to emerge. These identities are associated with actions that users perform in online environments. A digital footprint is formed with these actions. The purpose of this study is to determine the digital footprint awareness and digital footprint experiences of higher education students. In order to collect data for the study, researchers developed a data collection tool titled 'A survey for digital media use'. The study group consisted of 508 higher education students from 41 Turkish universities. Data were collected through an online-form where participation was on a volunteer basis. The findings of the research show that students have a high level of digital footprint awareness ([x-bar] = 4.251) and a low level of digital footprint experience ([x-bar] = 1.907).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey