Student's Perception of Web 2.0 Tools and Educational Applications

Zehra Ozcinar, Regina G. Sakhieva, Elena L. Pozharskaya, Olga V. Popova, Mariya V. Melnik, Valentin V. Matvienko

Abstract


The information technology used to acquire the skills determined as 21st-century competencies in the education-training process to individuals is increasing rapidly. Nowadays, Web 2.0 tools are increasingly used. Effective use of Web 2.0 tools, which are widely used in daily life, by students and teachers in education are also on the list. Effective use of assistive technologies by teachers depends on their attitudes towards assistive technologies. To increase their success, they use these technologies in activities held in the classroom. In the study, it was aimed to determine the attitudes of teachers and student candidates towards the use of assistive technology. A case study approach constituted the methodological framework of this study. This study was conducted in the fall semester of 2019-2020 with 42 students. Teachers and student’s obligation to take "instructional technology and material design course" was hence initiated as a result. Numerous Web 2.0 tools were reminded to the students for the results of the research. The data of this study were collected through open-ended questions developed by the researchers to define the opinions of the students regarding Web 2.0 tools and educational practices that they will encounter in their future professional lives. Content analysis, frequency and percentage was applied in the analysis of data. The analysis of data was sought to answer the following questions; (1) How often did teachers and students use web 2.0 tools?; (2) What are Web 2.0 tools that teachers and students use or plan to use in their current and future teaching profession?; (3) What are the reasons for teachers and students to use Web 2.0 tools as teachers in their professional lives?; (4) What are eacher education students' views on Web 3.0 technologies and (5) What are the changes and innovations these technologies will bring in the field of education?.

Keywords


Primary school teacher candidate; technology; WEB 2.0; education, Applications.

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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