A MULTIDIMENSIONAL EVALUATION OF THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS IN EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES

Özlem Taş, Aslı Arap Zorba, Seval Şeker, Zeki Fidan

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The aim of this study is to make a multidimensional evaluation of the use of social networks in educational processes, based on the opinions of Turkish Teachers. This study examines how teachers use social networks in education, how often they use which social networks, for what purpose they use social networks, whether social networks are useful or not, and how social networks should be used for quality education. In this study, phenomenological design, one of the qualitative research designs, was used. The study group of the research consists of 26 Information Technologies Teachers selected by criterion sampling method. Research data were collected with a semi-structured interview form developed by the researchers. In this study, qualitative and quantitative research techniques were used together. Qualitative data obtained through interviews were subjected to content analysis, while frequencies and percentages of quantitative data were calculated. In the research, the majority of the participants used social networks frequently/very frequently in education; social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp and Instagram are mostly used in education; it has been determined that the participants find it useful/very useful to use social networks in education, that the use of social networks in education provides teacher-student, student-student and teacher-parent communication, facilitates cooperation and solidarity with education stakeholders, and facilitates resource and material sharing.

 

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educational technologies, information technologies, social network, internet, social media, technology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v9i6.4339

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