Yavuz Akbulut

Yavuz Akbulut
Anadolu University · Faculty of Education

PhD
Trying to create and disseminate knowledge about the use of ICTs in education.

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Introduction
I have been with the Faculty of Education at Anadolu University since 2006 during which I tried to create and disseminate knowledge regarding the use of emerging technologies for educational purposes. I list my current research interests as multitasking, information technology ethics and multivariate data analysis.
Additional affiliations
May 2017 - present
Anadolu University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
June 2011 - September 2011
Old Dominion University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Conducted research on adaptive hypermedia
January 2011 - May 2017
Anadolu University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
January 2006 - December 2008
Anadolu University
Field of study
  • Computer Education & Instructional Technology
September 2002 - April 2005
Bogazici University
Field of study
  • English Language Education
September 1998 - July 2002
Bogazici University
Field of study
  • Foreign Language Education

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Publications (84)
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Internet use among children is increasing. This requires parents to develop digital parenting competencies as they are responsible for their children’s well-being. In the current study the digital parenting self-efficacy perceptions of Turkish parents are examined with regard to the parental role, educational status, age, number of children, and In...
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In the current study, we aimed to develop a reliable and valid scale to address individual cognitive load types. Existing scale development studies involved limited number of items without adequate convergent, discriminant and criterion validity checks. Through a multistep correlational study, we proposed a three-factor scale with 13 items to addre...
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According to the big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE), equally able students would have lower academic self-concepts in high-ability settings than those who attend low- or mixed-ability settings. This study was an investigation of the BFLPE on math and science academic self-concepts of gifted students. Participants included 50 fifth- and sixth-grade...
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While digital natives are sometimes perceived as effective multitaskers, empirical studies suggest that multitasking is associated with negative learning outcomes. In this regard, an experiment was conducted to see the effects of secondary task relevance and timing on learning from multimedia presentations. A total of 356 undergraduate students wer...
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Multitasking refers to the simultaneous execution of two or more tasks. Perceived multitasking superiority of the digital natives and gifted students in the popular education literature need to be investigated with robust studies. In this regard, the effect of different multitasking scenarios on multimedia learning was investigated with 93 gifted a...
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In the current study, we aimed to explore perceived needs of research assistants pertaining to technology use skills for academic research purposes. Data were collected through a 25-item Likert questionnaire along with a personal information form. Items were developed through literature search, expert opinions, and opinions of research assistants i...
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Purpose of this study is to conceptualize the framework for ICT based research needs of academics. Study was conducted through semi-structured interviews with academics, faculty members and research assistants, in a Turkish state university. The qualitative data were analyzed by descriptive analysis method. It was deducted that academics from educa...
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As digital technologies develop, they provide individuals with new opportunities in various areas of daily life. However, these technologies also bring about some potential risks. Through digital technologies, several risks including but not limited to malicious content, cyberbullying, pornography, and sexually-explicit messages can easily reach ou...
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Cognitive challenges that are presented through the modification of established design principles may contribute to learning. One such challenge to the promotion of deeper processing is the Disfluency Effect. Specifically, disfluency manipulations in learning materials interfere with the perceptional fluency, which may in turn lead to better learni...
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Dropout is a major concern in networked learning practices, however, little is known about the issue within the perspective of cultural contexts. On this basis, cultural context and dropout patterns were examined through a mixed-methods approach in which social network analysis and two-way between-group comparisons (culture vs. dropout) were conduc...
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Dropout is a major concern in networked learning practices, however, little is known about the issue within the perspective of cultural contexts. On this basis, cultural context and dropout patterns were examined through a mixed-methods approach in which social network analysis and two-way between-group comparisons (culture vs. dropout) were conduc...
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Two experiments were conducted to investigate the role of multitasking, physical setting and electroencephalography use on retention and cognitive load among undergraduate students in a computer supported learning environment. In the first experiment 129 subjects were assigned randomly to three multitasking scenarios while studying a biology video:...
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In this two-phase study, teachers’ acceptance of children's internet use was investigated by surveying 298 preservice and 302 in-service teachers. Thirty-three indicators were retrieved from the literature to measure perceived acceptance, perceived benefits, perceived availability of risks, prevalence of online risks, trust in technology companies,...
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In this study, behavioral and emotional reactions to cyberbullying were investigated by surveying 567 undergraduate-level university students and 211 high school students. Among the study participants, 170 of the undergraduates (29.98%) and 120 of the high school students (56.87%) reported that they had recently been cyberbullied. A four-factor sca...
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It is important to confront with cognitive difficulties and sustain the cognitive activity level while executing learning tasks. Therefore, cognitive difficulties that are generated through extending traditional design boundaries can be innovative and instructionally fruitful. One of challenges leading individuals to deeper processing is the Disflu...
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This chapter aims to understand the nature of the learning processes of students who resorted to social networking sites (SNSs) during instructional activities. Throughout the research, a blended learning environment (BLE) involving both SNSs and face-toface activities was utilized. Frequently used SNSs such as Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumbl...
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Unauthorized downloading or duplication of copyrighted software has been a serious financial and ethical concern. Thus, the current research addressed predictors of digital piracy across two Turkish undergraduate samples. In Study 1, two structural models were tested with 465 students. Latent variables of interest were measured through 21 indicator...
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The current mixed-method study investigated the extent of involvement in cyberloafing within classroom settings among preservice information technology teachers. Thirteen state universities were picked randomly from hierarchical clusters, which were determined according to the national university rankings. Then, a recent five-factor cyberloafing sc...
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Background. Air traffic controllers need to use their cognitive resources to cope with multiple tasks while monitoring air traffic. They are trained through advanced 3D simulators; however, they might demonstrate simulator sickness symptoms during this training. The relationship between multitasking and simulator sickness and the influence of diffe...
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Teknolojide her geçen gün yaşanan gelişmeler günlük yaşam alışkanlıklarında da çeşitli dönüşümlere yol açmaktadır. Dijital araçlar yaşamın vazgeçilmez bir parçası haline gelmekte; düşünme, anımsama ve hatta karar verme gibi eylemlerin merkezinde yer almaktadır. Öğrenme etkinliklerinde de dijital teknolojilerin rolü her geçen gün artmaktadır. Farklı...
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The current study aimed to develop a scale to address the acceptance and use of online social networking sites (SNSs) for instructional purposes among information technology teachers. The theoretical framework of the scale was based on The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). Data were collected from computer education depart...
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This study addressed the prevalence of cyberloafing and social desirability bias among 1339 students and 996 jobholders. An online survey was administered which included a five-factor cyberloafing scale and a two-factor social desirability scale. Each measure revealed acceptable fit values in confirmatory factor analyses. Findings showed that diffe...
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The current study aimed to design technology-supported interactive social stories to teach social skills to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A design-based research was implemented with children with ASD along with the participation of their mothers, teachers, peers and field experts. An iterative remediation process was followed throu...
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Gecmiste cogunlukla basili materyallerle calisan ogretmenler, gunumuzde bilgi ve iletisim teknolojileri yardimiyla bilgiyi dijital ortamlarda uretmekte ve saklamaktadir. Egitim ogretim etkinliklerinde teknolojiyi siklikla kullanmalari beklenen ogretmenlerin sahip olduklari dijital verilerin guvenligi son derece onemlidir. Bu baglamda arastirmanin a...
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Bu arastirmada oz-bildirime dayali siber zorbalik davranisini irdeleyen calismalardaki sosyal begenirlik olasiligi iki farkli calisma ile irdelenmistir. Ilk calismaya Turkiye’deki bir devlet universitesinden 76 ogretmen adayi katilmistir. Sosyal begenirligin incelenmesi icin zaman serili bir desen kullanilmis; 20 maddelik bir siber zorbalik olcegi,...
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Multitasking is a phenomenon which is frequently observed in different life spaces including school, work and home. Defined as conducting multiple tasks simultaneously, multitasking performance is regarded by some scholars as a virtue at which contemporary generations are better than the previous generations. However, there are also contrary approa...
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A recent and pervasive “urban legend” in education describes contemporary students as digital natives and effective multitaskers. The current study investigated the effects of sequential and concurrent multitasking scenarios on content retention and topic interest in a multimedia learning environment. Five hundred and seventy two undergraduate stud...
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Cyberloafing is among the problematic tech-trends in contemporary work-based and educational settings. The current study administered an existing three-factor scale to three samples. The factor structure was not confirmed among high school teachers (n: 33), high school students (n: 479) and undergraduates (n: 86). A new and more comprehensive scale...
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Today’s youngsters interact with digital technologies to a great extent which leads scholars to question the influence of this exposure on human cognitive structure. Through resorting to digital nativity assumptions, it is presumed that cognitive architecture of the youth may change in accordance with digital technology use. In this regard, the cur...
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Contemporary teachers, who used to work with printed materials in the past, produce and store the information in digital environments thanks to rapid advances in information and communication technologies. The safety of the digital information processed by today’s teachers carry utmost importance as they are supposed to employ current information t...
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In the last few decades, human life has been digitalized tremendously. It is now possible to wear the technologies which could not be fit in huge offices in the past. The size of computer processors shrank to micro levels while their processing capacity boomed to Gigabytes. In addition to the increased processing capacity of computers, the incremen...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the antecedents of inconsistent responding in web surveys. Consistency of responses to personal information questions and scale items were compared, and the influence of perceived social support, social appearance anxiety, academic self-efficacy and social networking habits on inconsistent respo...
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Recent studies on online social networking have revealed many user characteristics while quitters have been addressed rarely. The current study investigated the reasons of quitting Facebook among 231 pre-service teachers. First, Facebook Quitting Questionnaire was created through a comprehensive literature review and expert opinions. The measure wa...
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The prevalence of unauthorized downloading and duplication has been a serious ethical and financial threat. The current study explored the antecedents of digital piracy attitudes and intentions in a country with a high piracy rate. A structural equation model was proposed to investigate the interrelationships among the proposed antecedents and digi...
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This study investigated the effects of different computer based interventions on mathematics achievement, attitudes towards search engines and Internet self–efficacy. Participants were 105 pre–service teachers enrolled in a calculus course at a Turkish state university. A 3 (interventions) x 2 (pre– and post–test) factorial design was implemented....
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Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) attract millions of online gamers all over the world. However, very few studies have addressed the nature of participants in these games through a robust theoretical background. Thus, the need for theory-based attempts to understand the characteristics of players in different contexts is urg...
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This study investigated the gamer characteristics and motivations among the members of two massively multiplayer online first person shooting games (MMOFPS). Responses of 5380 gamers were obtained through online administration of several measures on personal information, gaming motivations, social appearance anxiety, and self–efficacy. A structural...
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Cyberbullying is among the major trends regarding safe and ethical information technology use. Prevention suggestions tend to rely on implications of descriptive and correlational studies rather than true experimental works. In this regard, the current study investigated the effect of case-based video (CBV) support on empowering cyberbullying aware...
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The use of emerging technologies shape learners' knowledge creation and transformation processes. In this regard, this study aimed to develop a scale to investigate 8 th graders' competencies regarding the educational technology standards based on ISTE-NETS. After a review of relevant literature, an item pool was prepared. The pool was improved thr...
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Information and Communication Technologies Action Competence (ICTAC) can be defined as “individuals’ motivation and capacity to voluntarily employ their ICT skills for initiating or taking part in civic actions”. Since academic staff and teachers in ICT related fields have crucial roles in training action-competent individuals, this study aimed to...
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This study aimed to describe the characteristics of undergraduate students in a hybrid learning environment with regard to their communicator styles and cyberbullying behaviors. Moreover, relationships between cyberbullying victimization and learners' perceived communicator styles were investigated. Cyberbullying victimization was measured through...
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Implementing instructional interventions to accommodate learner differences has received considerable attention. Among these individual difference variables, the empirical evidence regarding the pedagogical value of learning styles has been questioned, but the research on the issue continues. Recent developments in Web-based implementations have le...
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Online social networks have gained considerable popularity among adolescents, but investigations on adolescent engagement with this technology have been limited. The current study investigated adolescents’ Facebook use with regard to their perceived social support characteristics. The data were collected from 255 adolescents in two provincial state...
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This study investigated the extent of cyberbullying and victimisation among Turkish university students at a state college of education. A personal information form and 56 scaled items were administered to 254 students. Items addressing cyberbullying victimisation were adopted from a recent study, whereas parallel cyberbullying items were developed...
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The current phenomenological study addressed the reflections of preservice information technology (IT) teachers regarding their cyberbullying or victimization experiences. Fifty five preservice IT teachers at a Turkish teacher training institution were offered a lecture with the purpose of awareness-raising on cyberbullying, which was followed by t...
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This study explored the views of pre-service teachers regarding the indicators of information and communication technologies (ICT) at Turkish education faculties. A cross-sectional survey design was implemented with graduating students enrolled in Turkish education faculties. A combination of stratified random sampling and systematic sampling was i...
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The key to successful learning in most formal instructional settings is effective instructional design (ID). Instructional design for teachers serves as an organized source of directions, which can help classroom teachers to integrate available resources to improve students‘ acquisition of the instructional goals. The book is consisted of 151 pages...
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A recent survey study with 2515 pre-service teachers suggested an underlying structure to shelter ICT integration indicators. Eleven indicators were extracted, which were Teaching-Learning Methods, E-learning, E-interaction, Learning Communities, Infrastructure, Access, Ease of Use, Technical Assistance, Policy, Special Education and Health. In add...
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There is growing evidence to suggest that bullying results in deep emotional damage. Borderless cyberspace transforms the nature of bullying and serves as a risky territory where more and more bullies are at large, which in turn, increases the extent of victimization in cyber-space. The current study investigated the cyberbullying victimization amo...
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This study aimed to develop a scale to investigate cybervictimization among the members of an online social utility. Eight hundred ninety-six participants were recruited with a 36-item web-based survey, which was developed through literature review and expert opinions. The dataset was used for an exploratory factor analysis. After dysfunctional ite...
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Problem Statement: Effectively equipping 21st-century individuals with skills to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is of utmost importance, as they have become commonplace in most areas of life. Such skills are established in the K-12 curriculum. In this regard, computer teachers in K-12 schools play the leading role both in the...
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This study aimed to investigate the underlying components constituting the extended version of the ICT Indicators Measurement Scale (ICTIMS), which was developed in 2007, and extended in the current study through the addition of 34 items. New items addressing successful ICT integration at education faculties were identified through the examination...
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This study proposed that there needed to be an online platform for the graduate level studies in Computer Education and Instructional Technologies. The proposed platform was named BOTE-UYUM, or CEIT National MA Initiative Research (CEIT-NMAIR). The platform was suggested to share the expertise of a mega-university, Anadolu University in this case,...
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A recent study investigated the degree of involvement in new teaching and learning methods by the academic staff of a large privileged Turkish state university, and revealed that faculties of education and open education were better in terms of change readiness than other faculties. The current study builds on that study, and investigates the invol...
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The book is edited by Mahbubur Rahman Syed from Minnesota State University in Mankato, USA. It is published by Information Science Reference, which is an imprint of IGI Global, an international publishing company specialized in research publications inthe fields of technology, management and information science.The book is consisted of 354 pages co...
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The book demonstrates the best and most conservative ways to decipher and critique research reports particularly for social science researchers. In addition, new editions of the book are always better organized, effectively structured and meticulously updated in line with the developments in the field of research statistics. Even the most trivial i...
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This study administered the unethical computer using behavior scale (UECUBS) developed by [Namlu, A.G., & Odabasi, F. (2007). Unethical computer using behavior scale: A study of reliability and validity on Turkish university students. Computers and Education, 48, 205–215.] to investigate whether gender, program of study and PC experience have an im...
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Internet contributes to the development of science and facilitates scientific demeanors while it also serves as a ground for academic misdemeanors. Recent studies indicate that Internet facilitates and spreads academic dishonesty. The purpose of the current study is to investigate the extent of involvement of Turkish university students in academic...
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This study investigated factors affecting second/foreign language (L2) reading comprehension in a hypermedia environment within the theoretical framework of dual coding and cognitive load theories, and interactive models of L2 reading. The independent variables were reading ability, topic interest, prior topical knowledge, and the number of times p...
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The present study expands the design of Warschauer (1996) surveying freshman foreign language students at a Turkish university. Motivating aspects of computer assisted instruction in terms of writing and e-mailing are explored through an exploratory factor analysis conducted on the survey developed by Warschauer (1996). Findings suggest that learne...
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233Rapid developments in information andcommunication technologies have created newsecurity threats along with ethical dilemmas. Thesedevelopments have been so fast that appropriatesecurity precautions and ethical codes fail to keeppace with the technological developments. In thisrespect, education of both professionals andordinary citizens regardi...
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This study provides an evaluation of recent doctoral dissertation studies on educationaltechnology conducted at five big universities in Turkey; namely Anadolu University, AnkaraUniversity, Middle East Technical University, Hacettepe University and Marmara University.Along with the libraries of these universities, the online database of the Higher...
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This chapter focuses on academic work on computer ethics conducted at a computer education department in Turkey. The chapter starts with the conceptual framework of computer ethics followed by the colleagues at the department, and mentions some scale development and administration papers. Along with research conducted at the department, application...
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This chapter focuses on academic work on computer ethics conducted at a computer education department in Turkey. The chapter starts with the conceptual framework of computer ethics followed by the colleagues at the department, and mentions some scale development and administration papers. Along with research conducted at the department, application...
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Turkey’s Anadolu University is one of the world’s largest mega‐universities. It is engaged in strategic planning in response to changes in the expectations of the Turkish Higher Education Council and the community at large. In re‐examining its vision and strategic directions, Anadolu University needs to be informed on the knowledge, skills, and att...
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The study investigates immediate and delayed effects of different hypermedia glosses on incidental vocabulary learning and reading comprehension of advanced foreign language learners. Sixty-nine freshman TEFL students studying at a Turkish university were randomly assigned to three types of annotations: (a) definitions of words, (b) definitions cou...
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“Cases on Global E-Learning Practices: Successes and Pitfalls” look into the global practices of e-learning which has assumed a considerable role in the education sector recently. It is edited by Ramesh C. Sharma and Sanjaya Mishra from Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi, India. It is published by Information Science Publishing, wh...
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Web 2.0 can provide learners with increased interaction and online collaboration. Among its applications, weblogs have gained an increasing popularity as they allow bloggers to voice their own perspectives which can be delivered to a large audience through the Web. Weblogs can be integrated into teaching-learning process as they encourage learners...
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Within the context of health education through information and communication technologies (ICT), software on different aspects and subspecialties of health has been developed by senior students and lecturers at the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies at Anadolu University. The study briefly abstracts the evolution of hea...
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This paper first summarizes, and then compares and contrasts two well-known instructional design models: Dick and Carey Model (DC) and Morrison, Ross and Kemp model (MRK). The target audiences of both models are basically instructional designers. Both models have applications for different instructional design settings. They both see the instructio...
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The belief that learning a second language (L2) poses challenges to cognitive performance in early childhood is questioned along with the ideas of proponents and opponents. It is regarded colorable to claim that development in bilinguals and monolinguals can be different because of the functions or advantages of specific experiences in each languag...
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Factors predicting vocabulary learning and reading comprehension of advanced language learners of English in a linear multimedia text were investigated in the current study. Predictor variables of interest were multimedia type, reading proficiency, learning styles, topic interest and background knowledge about the topic. The outcome variables of in...
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This study explores the primary concerns of novice English Language Teaching (ELT)teachers, examines if novice teachers deviate from the training they got at their BA level, andseeks for possible explanations of the discrepancy between novice teachers’ background and theirapplication in meeting the demands of a real classroom. Through Likert-scale...
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This study investigated opinions of students regarding instructional use of PDAs (personaldigital assistants). The study was conducted in the 4th semester elective course, BTÖ 204 -Business English at the Faculty of Education at Anadolu University. Purposeful sampling wasapplied in the current study. Five PDAs were distributed to sophomore students...
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This study aims to analyze psychometric features of a scale which was developed to measure indicators of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) at an undergraduate institution in Turkey. Issues forming successful ICT integration were identified according to competencies stated by UNESCO (2002). Besides, each competency sheltered further...
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Internet serves as a ground for academic misdemeanors while it also contributes to the development of science. Research studies show that Internet facilitates triggers and spreads academic dishonesty. The purpose of the current study is to scrutinize the notion of academic dishonesty facilitated through Internet (e-dishonesty), to raise awareness r...
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This paper introduces an evaluation tool prepared to examine the quality of visuals in course-books. The tool is based on Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (i.e. Generative Theory) and its principles regarding the correct use of illustrations within text. The reason to generate the tool, the development process along with the theoreti...
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The current study aims to contribute to classroom instruction of undergraduate education faculty students through development of an online contest, and evaluation of test items based on participants' responses. The study was first presented at the 7 th International Educational Technology Conference in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It is...

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8th grade students' educational technology competencies have been examined in accordance with contemporary standards.
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Instructional use of online social networks among preservice information technology teachers was investigated through a four-stage and comprehensive study.