Year 2020, Volume 21 , Issue 4, Pages 251 - 269 2020-10-01

A STUDY ON DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: PRESCHOOL TEACHER CANDIDATES VS. COMPUTER EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHER CANDIDATES

Filiz ELMALI [1] , Ahmet TEKIN [2] , Ebru POLAT [3]


The main goal of this study is to determine the digital citizenship perceptions and digital citizenship levels of preschool teacher candidates in terms of digital rights and responsibilities, digital security and digital law by comparing them with Computer and Instructional Technologies teacher candidates’ perception. To this end, we worked with 80 teacher candidates in total. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods were employed. To identify participants’ digital citizenship levels, a questionnaire was administered. Also, semi-structured interviews were conducted to understand their digital citizenship perceptions. The results showed that participants’ digital citizenship levels were above average and their digital citizenship perceptions supported this result. In addition, their responses related to digital security, digital rights and responsibilities, and digital law were parallel to their definitions in the literature and they connected them with digital communication and ethics. However, teacher candidates’ misconceptions in terms of digital rights and responsibilities and digital security were observed.
Teacher candidates, technology, digital citizenship, digital citizenship perceptions
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-5060-7383
Author: Filiz ELMALI (Primary Author)
Institution: Faculty of Education, Firat University Elazig, TURKEY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9261-8243
Author: Ahmet TEKIN
Institution: Faculty of Education, Firat University Elazig, TURKEY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-2546-7040
Author: Ebru POLAT
Institution: Elazig Science and Art Center, MEB Elazig, TURKEY
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : September 24, 2019
Acceptance Date : October 22, 2020
Publication Date : October 1, 2020

APA Elmalı, F , Tekın, A , Polat, E . (2020). A STUDY ON DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: PRESCHOOL TEACHER CANDIDATES VS. COMPUTER EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHER CANDIDATES . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 21 (4) , 251-269 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.803423