Examining the Relationship between the Levels of Digital Citizenship and Social Presence for the Graduate Students Having Online Education

The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education. 2018;19(1):203-214 DOI 10.17718/tojde.382801

 

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Journal Title: The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

ISSN: 1302-6488 (Online)

Publisher: Anadolu University, Eskisehir

LCC Subject Category: Education: Special aspects of education

Country of publisher: Turkey

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Mithat ELCICEK (Faculty of Education Siirt University Siirt, Turkey)
Hüsamettin ERDEMCİ (Faculty of Education Siirt University Siirt, Turkey)
Hasan KARAL (Fatih Faculty of Education Karadeniz Technical University Trabzon, Turkey)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The aim of this study is to determine the levels of digital citizenship and social presence of the graduate students having distance education and to reveal the relationship between these two variables. The research was carried out with 50 women (35%) and 93 men (65%) graduate students enrolled in distance education master programs of Karadeniz Technical University. Individual Information Form, Social Presence Scale and Digital Citizenship Scale were used to collect data. Descriptive statistics were used in the study to determine the levels of digital citizenship and social presence of the students. Correlation analysis for the relationship between variables and linear regression for the predictive power were used. The results indicated that graduate students enrolled in distance education master programs had high levels in digital citizenship and social presence. Furthermore, the mentioned levels were comprehended to have significant and positive relationship among themselves. While the levels of digital citizenship and social presence didn’t differentiate significantly in terms of gender, social presence levels differentiated in favour of Educational Sciences Insitute. Also the level of social presence for the graduate students was concluded to be significantly predictive for digital citizenship level.