An Investigation of Digital Transformation Activities of Higher Education in Türkiye

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Yavuz M., Kayalı B., Karaman S.

Participatory Educational Research, vol.10, no.4, pp.237-255, 2023 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.17275/per.
  • Journal Name: Participatory Educational Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-255
  • Keywords: digital transformation, digitization, higher education, technology
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: Yes


This study aimed to examine the digital transformation activities of universities. The document analysis method was used in the study, one of the qualitative research methods. In this context, the websites of 207 universities were examined using the "Digital transformation activities form of universities" developed by the researchers. The data were analyzed by content analysis method. As a result of the analysis, six broad themes, also called dimensions in the current study, emerged, such as research, education, culture, process, technology, and community service regarding digital transformation activities of higher education institutions. Infrastructure studies, educational activities for research and supply and the use of smart systems to provide various cooperation opportunities are discussed within the scope of the research dimension. There are online scientific studies, online education programs, digital resources, and open access opportunities in the education dimension. As for the culture dimension, online manager activities for corporate culture, training of trainers, culture-arts and scientific activities took place. With the transfer of business processes to the digital environment, corporate promotion and communication activities were included in the process dimension. In the technology dimension, smart systems, smart campus applications and innovative technologies took place. Finally, the scope of community service compromised related units, university-industry cooperation activities and social activities. As a result, universities carry out activities to support processes such as education, research, management, and cooperation and to realize them in digital environments. For this purpose, it can be said that they perform effective and efficient processes by using various intelligent systems.