Full Length Research Paper
This study is conducted to investigate whether restrictons applied during Covid-19 process caused positive gains in individuals’ lives or not. In this study, data collection method used was questionnaire to reach more number of participants in a short time. Questionnaire form prepared in accordance with purpose of study was designed through “Google Forms”. During the data collection process, due to the restrictions applied globally, the link sharing with the research questions and the text containing the information about the research were sent to the e-mail addresses of the potential participants. Prior to questionnaire questions, information transmission was made in relation to purpoes of study. Data collection period covers dates of 1st of June, 2020 to 31st of March 2021. Questionnaires sent after these dates were not evaluated. Mail was sent to 871 participants in order for them to take part in the research and among them, 682 participants (78.3%) have returned back. Frequency and percentage distributions of data obtained from participants were calculated. When the results obtained from the research are evaluated in general, it is seen that the pandemic process has an important effect on the realization of interests that have been postponed due to lack of time, in the process of self-discovery of individuals and in having new experiences, and in breaking the prejudice against the use of technology.
Key words: Covid-19, online education, technology use, positive impacts, new experiences, self-discovery.
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