Which content is appropriate for instructional based social network? Opinions of K12 teachers in Turkey

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Çimen A., Yılmaz M. B.

5th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Rome, Italy, 5 - 08 February 2013, vol.116, pp.2338-2343 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 116
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.569
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.2338-2343
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The widespread use of social technologies, in particular Web 2.0 tools, is a relatively new phenomenon. Critics have voiced their concerns about the possible negative effects of social network use, such as inappropriate pictures and fake users. Developing an instruction-based social network can be considered a solution to the potential risks of these networks for instructional uses. In that case, there some other questions rise, such as, "What kind of applications / activities can be shared?", "Are the activities limited to instructional content only?", "What is the scope of instruction-based social networks?". This study aims to explore teacher's opinions on instruction-based social networks. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.