Soner Yildirim

Soner Yildirim
Middle East Technical University | METU · Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology

PhD

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This article introduces the design principles of a web-based assistive technology (WAT) developed for students with visual impairment (VI). The pedagogical goal guiding the development process was the enhancement of vocabulary knowledge for students studying English as a foreign language (EFL) in terms of their spelling and semantics. The study att...
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This chapter aims to explain seamless learning with regard to motivational issues and ethical usage of technology in the context of a mobile and ubiquitous Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL). The examined TEL environment consisted of a popular technology integration project in Turkey called FATIH (in English, The Movement to Enhance Opportunities a...
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Starting with the first founded university, higher education has been evolving continuously, yet the pace of this evolution is not as fast as the changes that we observe in practice. Today, this discrepancy is not only limited to the content of the curricula but also the expected skills and competencies. It is evident that 21st-century skills and c...
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Starting with the first founded university, higher education has been evolving continuously, yet the pace of this evolution is not as fast as the changes that we observe in practice. Today, this discrepancy is not only limited to the content of the curricula but also the expected skills and competencies. It is evident that 21st-century skills and c...
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Bilişsel etnografyanın temel amacı, var olan bir görev ya da problem için bireyin zihinsel sürecinin derinliklerine inmek ve sürece ait basamakları sorgulamaktır. Böylece, bireyin öğrenme sürecindeki deneyimleri incelenerek, daha etkin bir öğrenme sağlanabilmektedir. Bu çalışma, bilişsel etnografya araştırma yöntemini kullanmak isteyen ancak deneyi...
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The togetherness of smartphones and social media has emerged two negative phenomena called Nomophobia and FoMO. Nomophobia, the fear of no mobile phone, and FoMO, the fear of missing out developments on social media, present a risk especially for university students. University students now have longer durations of social media and smartphone usage...
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The main aim of this study was to design, develop and test the instructional effectiveness of a web-based English vocabulary drill program developed for visually impaired middle school students. In this respect, the study focused on the educational affordances of the program and its contribution on VI students’ spelling and semantics knowledge in E...
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The aim of the study is to develop a computer self-efficacy scale (CSES) to assess teachers’ computer self-efficacy beliefs in terms of technology integration. A valid and reliable instrument is a need for technology integration studies because computer self-efficacy has been shown as a generic variable in different technology adaptation studies. T...
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The aim of the current study is to investigate how cognitive processes of students categorized as novice, semi-expert and expert differ in terms of creating pseudocode for a given programming task. To conduct this aim, the cognitive ethnography research design was employed to reveal the cognitive process of the participants behind the specified tas...
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New possibilities offered through the Internet and other technologies have become a challenge for higher education institutions, yet providing brand new opportunities for learners. In the mid-2000s, many traditional universities in Turkey made initial efforts to integrate online education modules in response to the needs of geographically dispersed...
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Bu çalışmanın amacı, üniversite öğrencilerinin ders sırasında öğretim amacı dışında mobil telefon kullanımının nomofobi düzeyi, kullanılan sosyal medya sayısı, genel not ortalaması ve cinsiyet değişkenleri tarafından ne düzeyde yordandığını incelemektir. Yordayıcı korelasyon araştırma yönteminin kullanıldığı bu çalışmadaki veriler, Türkiye'deki dör...
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The objective of this study was to investigate physicians’ perceptions to use mobile health applications in practice, and to identify influencing factors to use the technology. An mHealth technology acceptance model was proposed (M-TAM), and a cross-sectional survey was implemented using structured questionnaire to collect data. Online tools were u...
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This study aims to validate a recent new media literacy (NML) instrument and investigating NML levels of Turkish preservice teachers. A refined NML framework formed the theoretical basis of the study. The data were collected from 972 preservice teachers enrolled in 11 teacher training programs in 5 public universities in Turkey. The language equiva...
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The research aimed to investigate undergraduate students' nomophobic behavior; and its relationship with certain demographics and certain mobile phone activities. Moreover, it was explored whether there were any significant differences among the four sub-dimensions of nomophobia: "not being able to communicate", "losing connectedness", "not being a...
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Bu çalışmanın amacı, üniversite öğrencilerinin akıllı telefon bağımlılığı düzeylerini cinsiyet, mobil oyun oynama ve akademik başarı düzeyi açısından incelemektir. Çalışmanın katılımcılarını bir devlet üniversitesinde öğrenim gören 301 üniversite öğrencisi oluşturmaktadır. Çalışmada veriler “Akıllı Telefon Bağımlılığı” ölçeği ile toplanmıştır. Ve...
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The current state of mobile technology demonstrated that dissemination of mobile health (mHealth) practices is dramatically increasing. However, the success of mobile health technologies does not depend on only the technology but the actual use as well. Understanding the perception and intention about mobile health use is important in order to util...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between nomophobia and self-esteem among university students. Data of the study were collected from 1303 university students in a public university. Correlational research method was employed. Nomophobia scale (20 items-Likert scale) and self-esteem scale (10 items-Likert scale) were use...
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The promise and prospects for mobile technologies in healthcare service delivery—particularly as experienced by patients and other users—are the focus of this forward-looking volume. Its detailed sociotechnical perspective takes in factors influencing patient and provider adoption of technological advances, in addition to the well-known cost and ac...
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Although the number of online academic degree programs offered by universities in Turkey has become increasingly significant in recent years, the current lack of understanding of administrators’ motives that contribute to initiating these programs suggests there is much to be learned in this field. This study aimed to investigate administrators’ pe...
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The aim of the study is to examine the level of university students' smartphone addiction in terms of gender, mobile game playing and academic success level. The participants of the study consist of 301 students who studying at a state university. Independent sample t-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used in the analysis of the da...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between nomophobia levels of high school students and their Internet Addiction. This study also investigates the factors including duration of smartphone and mobile Internet use that trigger and create this phenomenon. In order to explore the prevalence of nomophobia among high school stu...
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This is the supplementary material of the paper “Investigation of Physicians' Awareness and Use of mHealth Apps: A Mixed Method Study.” The document includes materials for the quantitative part (construct items and survey questions), and the qualitative part (interview protocol, sample set of interview questions and a list of interview findings)...
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Objective The study aims to understand physicians’ awareness of mobile health (mHealth) apps and their intentions to use these apps in medical practice. Method Mobile Health Technology Acceptance Model (M-TAM) was tested employing the sequential explanatory mixed method. An online survey and focus group interviews were conducted for data collectio...
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Design thinking is a rising term in educational literature and role of design thinking in classrooms is one of current research subjects in these days. Design thinking a general approach that utilize the designer’s methods and sensibility to overcome problems in efficient and effective way in terms of technological and commercial aspects. In educat...
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Bu çalışmada, mobil telefonundan yoksun kalma korkusu olarak bilinen nomofobinin sosyal ağ kullanıcıları arasındaki yaygınlığının çeşitli faktörler açısından incelenmesi amaçlanmıştır. Nedensel karşılaştırma modeli ile betimlenen çalışmanın çalışma grubu, günlük ortalama 5200 aktif kullanıcısı olan çevrimiçi bir sosyal ağ uygulaması aracılığıyla ul...
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Mobile phones has become an indispensable tool for modern society. Although usage of cellular and smart phones makeindividual’s life easier, they may also create some negative consequences such as addiction, anxiety, fear or unrest due to overuse. Nomophobia, which is called as phobia of modern era, is defined as fear and anxiety feelings that an i...
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This chapter aims to explain seamless learning with regard to motivational issues and ethical usage of technology in the context of a mobile and ubiquitous Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL). The examined TEL environment consisted of a popular technology integration project in Turkey called FATIH (in English, The Movement to Enhance Opportunities a...
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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of nomophobia (the fear of being out of mobile phone contact) among young adults in Turkey. The Nomophobia Questionnaire (NMP-Q) was administered to 537 Turkish college students. The results revealed 42.6% of young adults had nomophobia, and their greatest fears were related to comm...
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Öz Learning objects, as a relatively new technological concept, have drawn much attention from educators because these dijital resources are easily accessible, relatively easy to use due to their limited size and focus, interactive, and adaptable to many different educational contexts. Despite the fact that learning objects have the great potentia...
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This study investigates how early childhood education (ECE) teachers incorporated digital storytelling in their classrooms and the challenges and successes that they faced in the process. After the teachers attended a digital storytelling workshop, in-depth phenomenological interview, observation and focus group interviews were used to collect data...
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The primary goal of this study was to present the summative evaluation findings of an initial implementation to investigate the impact, effectiveness and perceived benefits of the Electronic Performance Support System (EPSS) on the performance of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) officers in Turkey. A sequential explanatory strategy as a procedure of...
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This paper reports the findings from the American lap of the quantitative phase of a mixed-method study conducted in Turkey and the USA in order to investigate the implementability of social networking services for educational purposes. It was aimed to shed light on the nature of relationship between the use of social networking services and pre-se...
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The main purposes of phenomenological research are to seek reality from individuals' narratives of their experiences and feelings, and to produce in-depth descriptions of the phenomenon. Phenomenological research studies in educational settings generally embody lived experience, perception, and feelings of participants about a phenomenon. This stud...
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This mixed methods research study aimed to explain and understand user acceptance of an electronic performance support system (EPSS) designed for the Crime Scene Investigation and Identification Units of the Turkish National Police. Quantitative data were collected from 209 police officers through a questionnaire to test relationships hypothesized...
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This study investigated K12 teachers’ Facebook usage habits, intensity, self-disclosure, privacy settings and activities. A multi-method design was employed by collecting quantitative data from 616 teachers with a Facebook account using an online questionnaire and qualitative data from 32 teachers using online open-ended questions. The results of t...
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Bilim tarihi açısından bakıldığında Öğretim Teknolojileri genç bir disiplin olarak değerlendirilebilir. Genç bir disiplin olmasına rağmen Öğretim Teknolojilerinin disiplinler arası bir çalışma alanı olması kendi ontolojik ve epistemolojik temellerinin bu çok disiplinli yaklaşımdan etkilenmesine neden olmaktadır. Ontolojik ve epistemolojik temelde y...
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This paper reports the findings from the quantitative phase of an explanatory sequential mixed-method PhD study conducted in Turkey and the USA in order to investigate the implementability of social networking services for educational purposes. It was aimed to shed light on the nature of relationship between the use of social networking services an...
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Bu nicel çalışmada araştırma görevlilerinin bilime ve bilimsel etkinliklere ilişkin algıları araştırılmıştır. Daha ayrıntılı olarak bu çalışmada araştırma görevlilerinin bilim ve bilimsel etkinlikler hakkındaki görüşleri araştırma görevliliği statüsü (Öğretim üyesi yetiştirme programı -ÖYP- araştırma görevlisi ve bölüm araştırma görevlisi), cinsiye...
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The purpose of this study is to examine classroom teachers’ Facebook use in terms of their individual characteristics such as gender, age, teaching experience, computer use, and internet use. Data were collected from 295 classroom teachers who have an active Facebook account through an online questionnaire. Findings showed that classroom teachers’...
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It is obvious that, human life is being affected by the facilities of new technologies with all of its aspects including learning and development. On the other hand, besides the increasing use of the facilities, we have limited knowledge about the question of how social interaction and Web 2.0 technologies affect the training environments in workpl...
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The purpose of this study was to explore research assistants’ opinions to improve science perception at graduate programs. The research questions include the research assistants’ suggestions on the improvement of the graduate program regarding science perception and, in this respect, what their suggestions about a possible course. The sample for th...
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A case study was conducted to explore teachers’ current technology use in elementary schools in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. The data were collected through a survey, and participants included 1030 classroom teachers across eight districts. The present study results revealed that significant challenges remain with regard to technology use in the...
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Utilizing a systems approach by Toci and Peck (1998), this study is designed to offer some strategies to facilitate teachers’ technology use. The present study was conducted in a public elementary school in Ankara, Turkey and the participants involved all the teachers and administrators from this elementary school, including 41 teachers and 3 admin...
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This study described the process of developing and validating the cause analysis scale (CAS) that can be utilized by governmental organizations to determine possible causes of performance factors. In the first phase of the study, data collected from 315 CSI officers provided evidence for the validity and reliability of the scale. After exploratory...
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This study examines how pre-service ICT teachers who are equipped with technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge, meet challenges in their teaching practices. This study aims to portray Turkish elementary ICT teachers’ characteristics regarding their perceptions about teaching and their competencies. The data were collected by administering...
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─ The aim of this qualitative study was to explore research assistants' opinions to improve science perception at graduate programs. The research question includes the research assistants' suggestions on the improvement of the quality of the graduate program regarding science perception. The sample for the present study contains 12 interviewees fro...
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In this study, an explanatory mixed method design was employed to evaluate pre-service information technology teachers’ Facebook usage and their perspectives about Facebook as a professional development tool. In quantitative phase, data were collected through a Facebook usage survey on a total number of 338 undergraduate Computer Education and Inst...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of elementary-level English language learners towards web-based, multimedia-annotated grammar learning. WEBGRAM, a system designed to provide supplementary web-based grammar revision material, uses audio-visual aids to enrich the contextual presentation of grammar and allows learners to revis...
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The aim of this paper is to investigate elementary teachers' opinions on a learning object repository in an elementary school. For this purpose, a learning object repository is constructed including digital learning resources accessible to teachers, students, and other potential users. In the paper we introduce and describe properties of a new lear...
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This exploratory study examines the background characteristics, socio-cultural values and pedagogical beliefs that entering student teachers bring with them into the faculties of education and explores their possible implications for teacher education in the Turkish context. The study comprised 18,226 first-year student teachers from 51 faculties o...
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In this study, an explanatory mixed method design was employed to evaluate preservice information technology teachers‟ Facebook usage and their perspectives about Facebook as a professional development tool. In quantitative phase, data were collected through a Facebook usage survey on a total number of 338 undergraduate Computer Education and In...
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Problem Statement: Computers are considered to be powerful tools supporting the process of teaching and learning, and it has been declared that ICT has particularly changed the language-learning environment and settings. The studies on technology with language learning have usually been comparative studies on the effectiveness of a new technology w...
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This study presents survey findings about teacher educators' perceptions about ICT integration into teacher education programs, their perceived ICT competencies and their ICT usage in their courses. The data were collected through a questionnaire from 111 teacher educators in 18 schools of teacher education (STE) and through interview with 6 teache...
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The way people communicate and interact is in a continuous change as new technologies emerge. The internet affected how people access information and how they communicate with the others dramatically. Advent of web 2.0 technologies has taken this situation further. As a result, new forms of media have begun to emerge. Media literacy is an indispens...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the main barriers and possible enablers for integrating information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Turkey's pre-service teacher education programs. The data were collected by means of questionnaires from 53 deans in schools of teacher education (STE), 111 teacher educators, and 1,330 prospective...
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The purpose of this study is to present the thoughts of the preservice and inservice computer teachers' about the factors that contribute to successful technology integration in basic education schools. To that end, a survey which was developed by the authors was conducted to participants. 518 prospective teachers, 302 male and 216 female and 104 i...
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This study investigates K-12 teachers' ICT competence levels, the differences in teachers' ICT competences based on their demographic characteristics, and factors that have an impact on their ICT competences. The data were collected from 1,429 K-12 teachers by means of a questionnaire. The findings of the study indicate that the majority of the par...
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This study presents survey findings about teacher educators' perceptions about ICT integration into teacher education programs, their perceived ICT competencies and their ICT usage in their courses. The data were collected through a questionnaire from 111 teacher educators in 18 schools of teacher education (STE) and through interview with 6 teache...