World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues <p align="justify"><strong>World Journal on Educational Technology</strong>: <strong>Current Issues</strong> (<strong>WJET</strong>) is a peer-reviewed and quarterly published&nbsp;journal on educational technology. WJET is devoted to be a joint platform for presenting and discussing the emerging developments on educational technology in an international arena. The aim of the journal is to publish original research, development and review articles to contribute to the development of educational technology field.</p> <p>Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences (CJES) was accepted to the&nbsp;<strong>Elsevier Scopus</strong>&nbsp;index since 5 October 2018.</p> <p align="justify">The journal is under the review of&nbsp;<strong>Web of Science</strong>. If the journal is accepted to be indexed, your article will also be included in this index.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues</em>&nbsp;is currently indexed in&nbsp;ERIC&nbsp;beginning from Volume 8, No 2, 2016.</a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="/ojs/public/site/images/admin/eric-wjet.jpg" alt=""></a></p> en-US <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> (Prof. Dr. Servet Bayram) (Metin Berk Odabasi, M.Sc) Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0100 OJS 60 Evaluation of MoblrN m-learning system: Participants’ attitudes and opinions <p>The advance of pervasive technologies such as mobile technologies and various mobile devices has brought opportunities for educators to design and perform interactive learning activities and has also enabled educationalists to access the virtual learning environment anytime and anywhere without restrictions of time or place and without too much additional effort. The m-learning system, MobLrN<em>,</em> has been developed by the researcher. Different from the m-learning systems developed by other researchers, the MobLrN m-learning system contains all teaching/learning components for m-learning, such as access control, user profile, learning materials, assignments, self-tests, quizzes, performance measurement, announcements, and report generation. Thus,&nbsp;instead of using different systems for different activities, the instructors can use the developed mobile system for all of their teaching activities. The main porpuse of the study was to identify whether the developed m-learning system is acceptable or not as a mobile learning environment. Data were collected through a questionnaire. Descriptive statistical analysis technique and the percentage method were used. The obtained results confirm that the MobLrN m-learning system was deemed to be useful for instructors and students for the future. The system is oriented to anyone who may have an interest in mobile technologies, and all higher education institutes.</p> <p>Keywords<strong><em>: </em></strong>m-learning system; m-learning environment; m-learning; evaluation; distance learning</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Nadire Cavus ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0100 The effect of educational digital games on education, motivation and attitudes of elementary school students against course access <p>The use of computer games is becoming more and more common among children thanks to its many features; from multimedia opportunities to motivation. This increase in its use also increases the importance of educational games. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the use of educational games in education on the academic success, motivation and attitudes of elementary school students. The participants of the research consist of 90 students studying in a public primary school in the 2017-2018 academic years. The research is also important for carrying out with primary school students as younger individuals who are missing in the literature. In the research designed in the quasi-experimental model, an experimental process was carried out with two different units ("In the Classrom" and "Numbers") in the English lesson, and it was observed that the educational games increased the students' access to the lesson. On the other hand, while educational games caused a difference in motivation towards the English lesson, no difference was found in the attitudes towards the lesson.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>Digital game, educational game, motivation, attitude,</p> Zulkif Eser Sabirli, Ahmet Naci Coklar ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Ways to increase the quality of didactic interactions <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>The paper analyses the directions of the recent research on improving the methods and quality of didactic interactions. The review and analysis of the literature shows changes of a behavioral, social, as well as informational and communicational character that have occurred in education for over a dozen years. Based on the literature review, the authors analyse the ways of improving didactic competences of the teacher. They indicate that the teacher equipped with the appropriate knowledge in this field not only masters the discipline more effectively but is, above all, more effective in any didactic situation. The studies also show the directions of the teacher's needs and their incompetence in some areas. They enable the development of new strategies for the teacher-student interaction and become an important element in the preparation of the content of new training programs. Increasing the quality of didactic interactions is a process of the development of a teacher as a practitioner who continuously analyses and reflects on their work. The authors believe that the didactic interactions and techniques discussed in it favour profound reflection on the difficulties encountered in education and assist teachers in regaining self-trust and managing to create more effective didactic activities.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>Key words: advising, evaluation, coaching, didactic interactions, reflection, teachers</p> Anna Kozuh, Jelena Maksimovic ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Current trends in education technologies research worldwide: Meta-analysis of studies between 2015-2020 <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The interaction of education and technology affects the developments occurring in two areas and the development in education increases the speed of technological developments. Educational technology is the functionalization of the scientific knowledge produced in educational sciences and its application into practice. In this research, the content analysis of the studies conducted in Turkey and other countries in the last 5 years is presented in order to determine the current trends in Educational Technology Research Studies. Within the scope of the purposive sample, the studies published between 2015 and 2020 in the field of Educational Technology Research Studies and included in the databases and journals were examined and interpretations were made. Fifteen research criteria were determined within the context of content analysis. These criteria are as follows: index, country, university, department, year of publication, number of authors, research area, method, educational level, sample group, sample number, data collection method, number of bibliographies, analysis techniques and research trends. SPSS 24 program was used in the analysis of the data and the obtained data were presented in the related tables. The data were interpreted based on percentage and frequency. After making general explanations under the tables, the similarities and differences in the studies were analyzed in detail using a meta-analysis method. As a result, it was revealed that the most emphasized issue within the scope of the research area is the adequacy of using Educational Technologies.</p> <p><strong><em>Keywords:</em></strong><em> Educational technology research, current trends, meta-analysis. </em></p> Ezgi Pelin Yildiz, Metin Cengel, Ayse Alkan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Readiness for inter-professional education at Health sciences: A study of educational technology prespectives <p><em>Background:&nbsp;</em>Interprofessional Education (IPE), provides an integrative and rewarding learning platform for different healthcare professions to engage with each other in a cooperative basis to ultimately improve healthcare services for patients. Throughout the years, IPE has established itself as an indispensible tool in cultivating the necessary skills, mindset, and understanding to enhance interprofessional collaboration among healthcare providers. That being said, as with many other educational approaches, the success of IPE hinges on the readiness of healthcare professions students to learn and apply the concept; and yet, despite having been readily explored in numerous Western institutions, such readiness among healthcare students in Asian universities remains largely unknown. <em>Methods:</em>&nbsp;We measured attitudes related to interprofessional education&nbsp; &amp; collaboration using a questionnaire called Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS). A total of 158 students from three faculties of health sciences at Asia Metropolitan University participated in this study.&nbsp; Cumulative result, as well as results from individual faculties were analyzed using Descriptive and non-parametric statistics.&nbsp;<em>Results: </em>Medical students overall, reported a higher rating for the perceived benefits of working together to solve patient problems compared to other students from other health sciences faculties. They are more receptive to working with other students from different healthcare professions in small-team projects and also seem to value the importance of mutual learning when dealing with patients’ problems. On the other hand, nursing students were more uncertain of how they will fit into a cross-disciplinary team in a professional capacity and felt the need to acquire much more knowledge and skills when compared to students from other health sciences faculties. The total RIPLS score among all three faculties of health sciences at Asia Metropolitan University was in the&nbsp;high range.&nbsp;<em>Conclusion: </em>Students from three faculties of health sciences offered at Asia Metropolitan University namely Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Healthcare Management, and Faculty of Nursing, were deemed IPE ready.&nbsp;<em>Recommendations: </em>The university needs to consider how to integrate IPE into the curricula, define learning outcomes and/ or competencies, develop and utilize the 4-dimensional curriculum development blueprint in line with health professional accreditation standards to promote collaboration and competence among all students ,whereby upon graduation, they as healthcare professionals, will in turn, optimize health services, strengthen health systems, and improve health outcomes.</p> <p>Keywords: four dimensional curriculum;inter-professionaleducation; inter-professional learning; medical education;</p> Soe Soe Aye, Marzo Roy Rillera ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0100