Examination of University Students' Attitudes towards E-Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic Process and the Relationship of Digital Citizenship

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    Contemporary Educational Technology, v13 n1 Article ep291 2021. 13 pp.
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    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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      Akcil, Umut (ORCID 0000-0002-5703-9630) ; Bastas, Mert (ORCID 0000-0001-5149-5451)
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      The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on people's social interaction and has brought changes on education, environment and economy. COVID-19, which affects every aspect of life, has produced results that require re-evaluating the perspective on education. Distance learning, digital learning, e-learning has reshaped education in many ways. There can be a chance of the pandemic in the digital age to turn into an advantage for the education sector. In this period, it can be said that those who have high interest in technology move more easily in distance education and e-learning processes. In this context, expressing the best skills in the digital age, it was thought that the concept of digital citizenship would have positive effects on e-learning. This study is a relational survey and tested by establishing a relationship between digital citizenship and e-learning. The study was conducted among higher education students. It has been observed that there is a positive relationship between digital citizenship behaviors and e-learning attitudes. In addition, it has been observed that the negative anxiety of students due to the pandemic is reflected in their e-learning processes. However, overall results show that digital citizenship behavior digital learning process could be a positive response to COVID-19 closure period.
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      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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