Hacettepe Üniversitesi Bilgi ve Belge Yönetimi Öğrencilerinin Web 2.0 Araçlarını Kullanım Özellikleri
Özenç Uçak, Nazan
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Web 2.0 tools and Social Networks create various communication environments for their users. They also provide many conveniences in terms of usability. These tools are being used for various purposes by young people in particular. In the light of this fact, there are many ongoing studies on Web 2.0 tools and social networks usages and usage purposes of university students. This paper investigates Web 2.0 usage and usage purposes of students who are enrolled in the Hacettepe University Department of Information Management. The survey method was used in this study and data were collected from 232 students by inquiry. Data has been analyzed and evaluated by using SPSS programme. The results show that 91.4 % of students are using Web 2.0 tools, 82% of students have been members of at least one Web 2.0 tool for more than a year, and most of them become a member of Web 2.0 tools to stay up-todate. There are many factors that influence students to join these Web 2.0 tools. Research findings have also revealed a proportional relationship between computer and Internet usage skills and use of Web 2.0 tools. It has been found that educational use of Web 2.0 tools is important for students to create a medium of communication that involves their friends and teachers. Finally, results indicate that students have only incomplete information about using Web 2.0 tools for professional purposes and most of them need training on this subject.