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ERGENLERDE İNTERNET OKURYAZARLIĞI UYGULAMALARININ İNCELENMESİ: ARAŞTIRMA YÖNTEMLERİNİN ARAŞTIRILMASI

EXAMINING ADOLESCENT INTERNET LITERACY PRACTICES: AN EXPLORATION OF RESEARCH METHODS

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Internet literacy is now recognized as critical to the social and economic development of a nation. School systems throughout the world are finding ways to develop students' internet literacy and to use the internet in meaningful ways to support student learning. However, implementation efforts are largely directed by top down policy and by findings from large scale surveys of internet usages. Improved curriculum and pedagogy also needs to be informed by highly focused, qualitative studies of the everyday internet practices of a country's youth. In this article, we illustrate the use of multiple qualitative research methods from a pilot study that can be used to gain in-depth observation about youth internet literacy and skills, as well as perspectives from students, parents and teachers about effective internet use in schools. These methods involve multiple tools including audio and video recording, and digital screen capturing. We conclude with suggestions for ways of improving the validity of findings about youth internet literacy, and consequently contributing to more informed educational implications.
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İnternet okuryazarlığı günümüzde bir ulusun sosyal ve ekonomik gelişmesi için oldukça önemlidir. Dünya genelinde eğitim sistemleri öğrencilerin internet okuryazarlığını geliştirmenin ve interneti öğrencilerin öğrenmelerini desteklemek için anlamlı bir şekilde kullanmanın yollarını aramaktadırlar. Ancak, uygulama çabaları yukarıdan aşağıya yapılanmış politikalarca ve internet kullanımı üzerine yapılan geniş çaplı araştırmalar tarafından yönlendirilmektedir. Gelişmiş müfredatın ve pedagojinin ülke gençlerinin günlük internet kullanımları üzerine yapılan nitel çalışmalar tarafından bilgilendirilmesi gereklidir. Bu makalede, gençlerin internet okuryazarlığı ve becerileri hakkında ayrıntılı gözlem yapabilmek için kullanılan pilot çalışmadaki çoklu nitel araştırma yöntemlerinin kullanımı ve bunun yanında öğrencilerin, ebeveynlerin ve öğretmenlerin okullarda internetin etkili kullanımı üzerine bakış açıları örneklendi. Bu yöntemler dijital görüntü alımının yanı sıra, işitsel ve görsel kayıtlardan oluşan çoklu araçları içerir. Çalışma, gençlerin internet okuryazarlığı hakkındaki bulguların geçerliğini arttıracak ve dolayısıyla eğitim uygulamalarına katkı sağlayacak önerilerle sonlandırdı.

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