An Examination of Computer Engineering Students’ Perceptions about Asynchronous Discussion Forums
Özcan Özyurt 1 * , Hacer Özyurt 1
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1 Karadeniz Technical University, TURKEY
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Abstract

This study was conducted in order to reveal the usage profiles and perceptions of Asynchronous Discussion Forums (ADFs) of 126 computer engineering students from the Computer Engineering Department in a university in Turkey. By using a mixed methods research design both quantitative and qualitative data were collected and analyzed. Research findings indicated that the ADFs were frequently and effectively used by computer engineering students as a learning instrument. Another finding was that discussions in the ADFs were in the form of question-answer and resulted in important learning outcomes especially in eliminating the problems encountered by the students.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2013.941a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2013 - Volume 9 Issue 4, pp. 371-378

Publication date: 14 Dec 2013

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