Effects of web 2.0 enhanced learning environment on higher order thinking: experiences and opinions of sophomore CEIT students

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2015
Caner, Sonay
The enhancements of technology have profound effects on education. With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies into our lives, the conventional understanding of education has changed. One of the various uses of Web 2.0 in teaching and learning processes is digital artifact generation. This study has two aims: to investigate sophomore students’ level of learning through generating digital artifacts with Web 2.0 tools, namely, blog, concept map, and infographic based on Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy; and to investigate sophomore students’ opinions about learning and their perceived level of learning through generating digital artifacts with these Web 2.0 tools. For these purposes, a case study is designed. The data were collected through digital artifacts and semi-structured interviews. The participants were 10 sophomore students from the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology at one of the public universities in Ankara, Turkey. The results showed that learning from generating digital artifacts with blogs, concept maps, and infographics carried students’ learning to higher levels of thinking skills in accordance with Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy. In addition, students have mainly positive opinions regarding generating digital artifacts within the learning process and they perceive their learning outcomes as significant.

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S. Caner, “Effects of web 2.0 enhanced learning environment on higher order thinking: experiences and opinions of sophomore CEIT students,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.