Facebook vs. Blogs in Education: A study for creating an opinion scale

ID: 40962 Type: Roundtable
  1. Yuksel Deniz Arikan, Ege University, Turkey
  2. Firat Sarsar and Steve Harmon, Georgia State University, United States

Thursday, March 20 1:45 PM-2:45 PM Location: River Terrace 3 View on map

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Abstract: The aim of this study was to develop an opinion scale for measuring opinions and reactions of students on blogs in educational settings. The last form of scale was formed by 18 items which were gathered in 4 sub-factors. The Cronbach Alpha Reliability Coefficient for the Opinion Scale is 0.80. Researchers adopted the same scale for Facebook. The last form of scale for Facebook was formed by 18 items which were gathered in 4 sub-factors. The Cronbach Alpha Reliability Coefficient for the Opinion Scale is 0.77. Both surveys were compared by gender. The results showed that there was a significant difference in the gender role of personal development of using blogs in education. According to the result, there is no significant difference in the gender role of using facebook in education.

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