APPLYING WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES ON GRADUATE EDUCATION : A STUDY CASE FROM TURKEY
Yeditepe University (TURKEY)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:During the last century the world had experienced many changes and developments which have contributed to the sprout of technological expand. It would not be perverse to assert that the reflections and the impacts of such expand are evident in every aspect of life and are influencing especially the production tools and the New Economy. These changes sprouting all over the World and being based on information and communication technologies have without doubt started to effect academic institutions and the concept of education.In order to design and conduct a sustainable and student oriented education one have to apply ICT's on the class design.
The new generation is called as "digital natives" and they are the ones very accustomed with new technologies. That is what makes the innovative and sustainable education design an essential part of the new educational system. The concept called “innovation” ,has taken off to be heard and applied across every aspect of daily life, and is seen in literature under the headline of “innovation in education”. Deriving on the basis of the philosophy on innovation in education, with an objective to reach the students from the digital age, a class with a content compatible with web 2.0 technologies was decided to be created and developed.
In this pronouncement, the data obtained from the classes attending Yeditepe University, Social Sciences Institute, Integrated Marketing Communications MBA Program and Kadir Has University, New Media MA Program will be shared, commented and the limitations will be further highlighted.
Keywords: New media, web 2.0, innovation, education, digital natives, information and knowledge technologies.