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.