huseyin bicen

HuseyinBicen
Male, 35 Years|NICOSIA, Cyprus

Member since: Nov 02, 2009

Last active on: Mar 18, 2020 at 03:01 PM (EST)

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Teaches following Subjects/Exams
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Language of Instruction: Turkish
learning
Education

Assoc.Prof.Dr.

Near East University, Cyprus

Oct 2007 - Jun 2009

Publications and Research
The efficient virtual learning environment: A case study of web 2.0 tools and windows live spaces
Huseyin Uzunboylu, Huseyin Bicen, Nadire Cavus

Technological developments have affected teachers’ instructional techniques: technology has allowed the concept of education to be viewed from different perspectives. The aim of this research is to integrate Web 2.0 tools, which are sparsely found on the internet (each tool is on a different site), into education and see if it positively affects learning; also, students’ opinions about this formed environment will be sought. The study sample consists of 55 students, from whom data was collected. Descriptive statistics were calculated and a paired sample t-test was used, in order to compare pre-experience test and post-experience test means. The univariate of variance (ANOVA) was used to compare group means. Positive opinions of students show that the use of the WLS environment within Web 2.0 tools brings a new dimension to distance learning. This paper is orientated towards anyone interested in social networks and Web 2.0 tools and individuals who may be interested in this includes teachers, instructors, students and educational organisations, such as universities and schools. It may also be useful to those who have a general interest in social networks and Web 2.0 tools.

Social network sites usage habits of undergraduate students: case study of Facebook
Huseyin Bicen, Nadire Cavus

The usage of social network sites is increasing daily. Facebook, which is a popular social network site, is one of the most commonly used social sharing sites today, having millions of users. The aim of this study was to investigate the Facebook usage of students and also to learn which Facebook tools the participants preferred. Eighty six volunteer undergraduate students participated in the present study. The data obtained by the survey was analyzed and commented upon using the SPSS program with the percentage, frequency, and mean statistical analysis techniques. As the results show, students spend a significant amount of their times using the Facebook. Participants use Messages, Chat, Friends, Links, News and Photos tools are the most commonly used tools of Facebook. In addition, Facebook provides individuals with a way of maintaining and strengthening social ties, which can be beneficial in both social and academic settings. Future studies should concentrate on integrating the Facebook into education and teaching, which is important in students’ everyday working lives.

Validating the instrument of web based collaborative learning competences using factor analysis
Huseyin Bicen, Fezile Ozdamli

There is no available instrument which determines teacher candidates’ competences of web based collaborative learning. Our study has provided findings about teacher perceptions in Cyprus. This article describes the development, testing and application of a suitable instrument. Research data for the tests of reliability and validity was obtained from a sample of 300 teacher candidates from the education faculty of Near East University in 2010. The final version of Web based collaborative learning competence scale (WBCL - CS) includes dimensions seeking teacher candidates’ feedback on two facets of the web based collaborative learning. Sub-dimensions are defined as,“Using and development of materials” and “Material sharing and communication”. Validity has been established by the use of factor analysis. Internal consistency coefficient and reliability of the scale showed that this instrument can be used for the future studies. According to the results of this research teacher candidates exhibited above medium levels of competence towards web based collaborative learning.

A Descriptive Study of High School Students’ Game-Playing Characteristics
Fezile Ozdamli, Huseyin Bicen, Mukaddes Sakalli Demirok

With the expansion of the internet and the increasing use of computers, certain changes have occurred in the social lives of all individuals. Several negative effects, brought about by the use of computers, have also emerged along with numerous benefits of using the technology. Also, computer game skills have increasingly been applied to almost all areas of human activities within modern societies. This study aims to observe high school students’ game-playing characteristics and their personal opinions about the effects of these games, as well as giving suggestions to students, academic staff and families about the use of computer games in an effective and safe way. The study was conducted in the fall term of 2009/2010 and was carried out as a descriptive research. The study was based on 4823 students studying in North Cyprus and was held among 1148 students randomly chosen from all areas of the republic

A STUDY TO FIND OUT THE MOST PREFERRED FREE MESSENGER SERVICE USED BY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Nadire Cavus, Huseyin Bicen

The aim of this study is to investigate the messenger usage of students in the technology departments of the Near East University (Cyprus), and also to learn which messenger service the participants prefer. The volunteer participants in this study consisted of 150 undergraduate students attending the technology departments of the Near East University in Northern Cyprus. 50 students from Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS), 50 students from Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies (CEIT), and 50 students from Department of Computer Engineering (COM.ENG) participated in this study. Data were collected using a carefully prepared questionnaire. The results were then analysed and interpreted using the SPSS 16.0 software package. The results of this study indicate that the Live Messenger free service is the most preferred messenger by the participating students.

The most preferred social network sites by students
Huseyin Bicen, Nadire Cavus

While social network sites share main aims of online communication and interaction, at the same time they vary according to sites in terms of main target and usage regulation. The aim of this study is to investigate the internet usage of students and also to learn which social network sites are preferred by the participants. The volunteer participant of this study consists of 52 undergraduate students. Literature survey was used to gather general information about background of the study and questionnaire was used to collect data and to find out the opinions of students about preferring social network sites. Also, frequency and percentage methods were used during the analysis process. The results of the study show that Live Spaces and Facebook social network sites are preferred by the participants.

The Teachers` Evaluation of Social Activities Which Take Place in Full Time Education
Ayla Bicen, Huseyin Bicen

This research is based on the teachers` evaluation of social activities which take place in full time education. In order to receive the teachers` views on the social activities in full time education, a 5 level Likert type questionnaire has been prepared. This questionnaire is formed by 70 positive views of 8 social activity clubs about the social activities, which take place in full time education. The 16th program of SPSS (Statistical Package of the Social Sciences) has been used to analyze and verify the outcome of this questionnaire. In this study, views of the teachers have been used. The teachers, who have attended to the questionnaire, have all ticked "strongly agree", that the social activities in full time education will improve and have positive effects on the students. After collecting and analyzing all the data on this research, propositions have been given. By using these propositions, all the teachers should be informed and motivated to be able to apply the social activities in full time education. Also, there would be an appendix attached to the research.

Education needs of teacher candidates towards web based collaborative learning studies
Huseyin Bicen, Fezile Ozdamli, Dogus Ertac, Tahir Tavukcu, Ibrahim Arap, Munur Terali

The aim of this study is to investigate the teacher's education needs towards collaborative learning. The sample of the study consists of 200 teacher from Secondary and High Schools in North Cyprus. “Web based collaborative learning” questionnaire developed by Ozdamli & Bicen (2009) was used to collect data. The first phase of the questionnaire involves 9 demographic questions and second phase involves 20 likert type statements. The result of the study show that the high school teachers in TRNC need to be educated about creating videos, blogging pages, publishing their own studies, appyling web based education applications, and using wikis in their courses. Ministry of Education should give in-service training to teachers considering these needs.

Secondary Education Teachers’ training needs towards web based collaborative learning in TRNC
Fezile Ozdamli, Huseyin Bicen, Erinc Ercag, Emrah Demirbilek, Eser Ceker

The aim of this study is to investigate the teacher's education needs towards collaborative learning. The sample of the study consists of 200 teacher from Secondary and High Schools in North Cyprus. “Web based collaborative learning” questionnaire developed by Ozdamli & Bicen (2009) was used to collect data. The first phase of the questionnaire involves 9 demographic questions and second phase involves 20 likert type statements. The result of the study show that the high school teachers in TRNC need to be educated about creating videos, blogging pages, publishing their own studies, applying web based education applications, and using wikis in their courses. Ministry of Education should give in-service training to teachers considering these needs.

THE MOST PREFERRED FREE E-MAIL SERVICE USED BY STUDENT
Nadire Cavus, Huseyin Bicen

The aim of this study is to investigate the most preferred free web based e-mail used by students in the technology departments of the Near East University (Departments CIS, CEIT and COM.ENG), and also to find out which technical characteristics affect the participants when making a decision for the choice of an e-mail service. The volunteer participants in this study consisted of 150 undergraduate students attending the Near East University in Northern Cyprus. A questionnaire was developed by the researchers and also literature survey was used to gather general information about background of the study. Data were collected using questionnaire and Anova, frequency and percentage methods were used during the analysis process. Students’ choices were affected by different technical features of e-mail while they were choosing these free e-mail services. Important results that could contribute to the existing literature have been obtained in the study reported in this paper.

A study to find out the preferred free e-mail services used by university students
Nadire Cavus, Huseyin Bicen

The aim of this study is to investigate the free e-mail usage of students in the technology departments of the university, and also to learn which free e-mail service the participants prefer. The volunteer participants in this study consisted of 150 undergraduate students attending the Near East University in Northern Cyprus. 50 students from Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS), 50 students from Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies (CEIT), and 50 students from Department of Computer Engineering (COM.ENG). Data were collected using questionnaire. SPSS 16.0 was used to analyzed and interpret the collected data. Anova, frequency and percentage methods were used during the analysis process. According to the results indicate that it can be seen that a large majority of the students use the e-mail services and the majority of them chose to use the Hotmail.

The attitudes of prospective teachers’ on trusting internet resources
Murat Tezer, Huseyin Bicen

In this study a questionnaire about trusting internet resources for the attitudes of the prospective teachers’ have been developed. The volunteer participants in this study consisted of 255 undergraduate students attending the Near East University in North Cyprus.100 students from department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies, 52 students from Department of Turkish Language Teaching, 59 students from Department of Pre-school Teaching, 44 students from Department of History Teaching. The study was conducted during the 2008-2009 Fall term. Data were collected using developed questionnaire. After then SPSS 16.0 was used to analyzed and interpret the collected data. Anova,independet sample t-test, kruskal wallis test, frequency and percentage methods were used during the analysis process. When the results observed, future teachers mentioned that they have used the internet sources but they are hesitant about the confidence.

THE OPINIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS ON USING MOBILE LEARNING
Nadire Cavus, Huseyin Bicen, Umut Akcil

The advances in information and communication technologies in present day are moving the education into a different dimension. Especially, it is not wrong to say that the mobile phones are taking a very important part of our everyday life. The interest in mobile phones is growing day by day and individuals from age 7 to 70 are interested in such devices. People not only follow the advances in mobile phone technology, but they purchase new phones and use their advanced features. As a result of this, we see that educational establishments are including mobile phones in their daily teaching activities. The acceleration of scientific studies in this area is increasing every day. Based on this point, this study has been carried out at the Near East University (by information technology students) in order to find out the opinions of students on mobile learning. A survey was carried out in order to find out the student opinions, and also a literature study was done such that it could perform the basis of this study. The survey consisted of questions and was prepared carefully with the aim to find out the opinions of students on the effects of mobile learning. The results of the survey were analyzed and tabulated using the SPSS packet program. Based on the results of this analysis, positive suggestions are made on the opinions and recommendations of students on the effective use of mobile learning tools. In addition, recommendations are made on how the students can follow the recent advances closely in information technology and also in the right time.

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