With its new variety of IT products and services created in the last decade for students, teachers and schools, Google has changed the face of education. Google technologies that can be used completely free of charge via a single account in any device offer innovative alternatives to meet the needs of education. These technologies also help continuously improve digital competencies of students and teachers. On the other hand, criticisms against the monopolization of the company as well as its privacy and transparency policies have been increasing. In the light of these developments, the current study aims to examine academicians’ metaphorical perceptions related to Google. The study was designed based on metaphorical analysis as a method of qualitative research. The study group was comprised of academicians working at education faculties of four state universities located in the middle west of Turkey. The data were collected through a closed web-based questionnaire consisting of open-ended questions. Results revealed that large majority of the academicians have a positive perception of Google. A group of participants also views it as a threat. Results offer important insights about the academicians' perceptions of Google and how and why they make use of Google products.
|APA||ALAKURT, T , BARDAKCI, S . (2017). Seeing Google through the Eyes of Turkish Academicians. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 18 (3), 105-119. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.328940|
|MLA||ALAKURT, T , BARDAKCI, S . "Seeing Google through the Eyes of Turkish Academicians". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 105-119 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tojde/issue/30454/328940>|
|Chicago||ALAKURT, T , BARDAKCI, S . "Seeing Google through the Eyes of Turkish Academicians". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 105-119|
|RIS||TY - JOUR T1 - Seeing Google through the Eyes of Turkish Academicians AU - Turgay ALAKURT , Salih BARDAKCI Y1 - 2017 PY - 2017 N1 - doi: 10.17718/tojde.328940 DO - 10.17718/tojde.328940 T2 - Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 105 EP - 119 VL - 18 IS - 3 SN - 1302-6488- M3 - doi: 10.17718/tojde.328940 UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.17718/tojde.328940 Y2 - 2017 ER -|
|EndNote||%0 Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Seeing Google through the Eyes of Turkish Academicians %A Turgay ALAKURT , Salih BARDAKCI %T Seeing Google through the Eyes of Turkish Academicians %D 2017 %J Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education %P 1302-6488- %V 18 %N 3 %R doi: 10.17718/tojde.328940 %U 10.17718/tojde.328940|