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Facebook vs. Blogs in Education: A study for creating an opinion scale
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, Ege University, Turkey ; , , Georgia State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The aim of this study was to develop an opinion scale for measuring opinions and reactions of students on blogs in educational settings. The last form of scale was formed by 18 items which were gathered in 4 sub-factors. The Cronbach Alpha Reliability Coefficient for the Opinion Scale is 0.80. Researchers adopted the same scale for Facebook. The last form of scale for Facebook was formed by 18 items which were gathered in 4 sub-factors. The Cronbach Alpha Reliability Coefficient for the Opinion Scale is 0.77. Both surveys were compared by gender. The results showed that there was a significant difference in the gender role of personal development of using blogs in education. According to the result, there is no significant difference in the gender role of using facebook in education.

Citation

Arikan, Y.D., Sarsar, F. & Harmon, S. (2014). Facebook vs. Blogs in Education: A study for creating an opinion scale. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1169-1171). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 15, 2019 from .