A Cross Cultural Perspective on Information Communication Technologies Learning Survey

Ilgaz H., Mazman S. G., ALTUN A.

TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING, vol.20, no.2, pp.159-168, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10758-015-9257-5
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-168
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Information behavior has been at the core of researchers' interest for a long time. According to researches attention in the field of information research has shifted over the years from a dominant interest in the use of channels and sources to an emphasis on the encountering and seeking of information and the interpretation of meaning from that information. However, measuring this disposition to seek and its related skills is a challenge. In this study, the Information Seeking Strategies Scale was adapted to the Turkish language. The results indicated that (a) the scale could be used in Turkish settings by removing two items, (b) ICT tools are employed for information seeking rather than information sharing by Turkish college students who participated in this study, and (c) no gender or grade differences were observed. Further recommendations are discussed.