Effect of case–based video support on cyberbullying awareness

  • Yavuz Akbulut Anadolu University


When it comes to safe and ethical information technology use, cyberbullying stands out. Indeed, it is seen to be a prevalent and complex problem. Prevention suggestions tend to rely on implications of descriptive and correlational studies rather than true experimental works. In this regard, the current study investigated the effect of case–based video (CBV) support on empowering cyberbullying awareness among 120 pre–service information technology teachers. Solomon four–group design was used in which four groups of students were randomly assigned to two treatment conditions. In the experimental groups, CBVs on authentic victimization instances were integrated into the instructional module on cyberbullying. The same cases and the content were provided without the CBV support in the control groups. One group from each condition was pretested before the implementation. Following the treatment, all groups were post–tested through a one–factor cyberbullying awareness scale. Two–way ANOVAs were used to analyze the data. Findings revealed that both types of instructional modules were useful whereas the CBVs led to better outcomes. Findings are discussed with regard to the relevant literature and suggestions for further studies are provided.

Author Biography

Yavuz Akbulut, Anadolu University
Yavuz Akbulut is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology at Anadolu University, Turkey. He has an M.A. in computer assisted language teaching and a Ph.D. in Computer Education & Instructional Technology. He conducts research on cyberpsychology, behavior and learning, cyberbullying, online gaming behaviors and computer ethics. Further details can be found at the following page: http://yavuzakbulut.home.anadolu.edu.tr


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How to Cite
Akbulut, Y. (2014). Effect of case–based video support on cyberbullying awareness. Australian Educational Computing, 29(1). Retrieved from http://journal.acce.edu.au/index.php/AEC/article/view/35
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