A joint Russian-Turkish paper appeared in International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET).
Researchers from Kazan Federal University, Plekhanov University, Istanbul Aydin University, and Finance University of Russia started the research in 2018. They aimed at finding out what teachers about using user-generated content (blogs, wikis, social networks, etc.) in education.
The co-author from KFU was Associate Professor Regina Sakhieva, who commented, “Web 2.0 projects and services help significantly increase the availability of educational programs, introduce cataloguing and rankings, and do much more to raise the quality of teaching.”
With regards to education, this means that students are actively involved in compiling their teaching materials. Web 2.0 implies that creative collaboration is the most important component of education.
This particular paper aimed to find out the extent to which educators are ready to use those instruments, according to Sakhieva, “The research was conducted in the academic year 2018/2019. The group comprised 114 future teachers. The questionnaire methodology was created at Istanbul Aydin University.”
According to the results, 95% of future educators are positive about utilizing Web 2.0 in teaching.
“The results show that future teachers are positive about kids’ capabilities in creating own content, maintaining social interactions and supporting the creative environment in education. Web 2.0 tools are a good influence on teaching thanks to their richness of content and are useful to boost the communicative skills of future pedagogues by contributing to a shared work space,” commented Sakhieva.
Source text: Galina Khasanova
Translation: Yury Nurmeev