Widening international perspectives and practices through online learning for developing critical friendship and skills

Altinay F., Altinay Z., AYDIN C. H., Dagli G.

ETR&D-EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, vol.69, no.1, pp.231-234, 2021 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11423-020-09869-z
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, Periodicals Index Online, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), INSPEC, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-234
  • Keywords: Critical friendship, International perspective, Online learning, Skills, Quality
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study explains the importance of shifting to digital. It is essential to understand the nature of online learning and its reflection to the practices. In this study, international perspective is examined by underlying the merits of online learning community. In this respect, adding value of online learning, research outcomes and applications and constraints are discussed in relation to the international perspective within the shifting to digital. It is revealed that shift to digital in education practices require international and effective perspective to propose continuous development on learning and skills. In this study, critical thinking skills and critical friendship of learners can be aimed to be developed for personal and professional development in networking. Team work spirit of heuristic evaluation models can be collaborated with other institutions. Heuristic framework is a base for learners and educators that gives insights on social interaction and communication in online learning. Further to this, it is seen that iRemix is used for online learning support as student driven spaces for exploratory media work in media production skills. In this respect, brainstorming, interactive stories, sharing ideas foster the learning development of youth. Different evaluation tools such as diaries, portfolio, reflective tasks and self-evaluation can be used to put emphasis on shifting to digital in education based on international standards.