Construct validity of the scale of the perceived sociability of online learning environment in computer supported collaborative learning environments Çevrimiçi öǧrenme ortamlarinda algilanan sosyalleşme ölçeǧinin bilgisayar destekli ortaklaşa öǧrenme ortamlarina yönelik yapı geçerliǧi


Çalişkan E., Bardakci S., Teker N.

Milli Egitim, no.191, pp.243-256, 2011 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: Milli Egitim
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-256
  • Keywords: Computer supported collaborative learning, CSCL, Social interactions, The scale of perceived sociability
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No

Abstract

The main aim of the study is to test construct validity of "The Scale of The Perceived Sociability of Online Learning Environment (SPSO)", developed by Kreijns, Kirshner, Jochems and VanBuuren (2007) and adapted to Turkish culture for online learning environments by Bardakci (2010) in computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments. The scale consists of ten five-point-Likert type items under a single factor, and all of the items positively contribute to the total score. The research data is collected from 158 undergraduates from Ankara University, Gazi University, Marmara University and Van Yuzuncu Yil University, participating in a CSCL environment application in the 2008-2009 academic year. Confirmatory factor analysis is applied to the obtained data. According to results SPSO exactly maintains the construct shown by Kreijns and et al. (2007) and Bardakci (2010) in CSCL environments. In the research, both The Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficient and The Sperman-Brown split- half coefficient of the scale items are found as .92.