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Course Unit Title : Theory and Practice of Distance Education
Course Unit Code : 01ETK5103
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 1.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : 1. Use terminology of the field of distance education in appropriate contexts
2. Understand the terminology, literature, theory, and approaches associated with distance education.
3. Learn about various approaches to distance education, both low and high-tech forms.
4. Present an overview of the history of distance education
5. Select appropriate instructional strategies for distance teaching and learning
6. Understand the various technological forms of delivery, such as computer mediated communications, tele-conferencing, audio conferencing, etc.
7. Discuss current social issues, and trends affecting distance education Select appropriate technologies for distance teaching and learning
8. Use online evaluation and data collection tools
9. Learn about various teaching and learning issues associated with distance education.
10. Examine various instructional design issues, needs, and approaches pertaining to distance education.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : The purpose of this course is to help participants explore and learn about many aspects of distance education. It reviews various types of distance education efforts, the print and electronic resources available on and for distance education, and emerging trends in distance education.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals :
Course Aims : This course aims to provide students with knowledge and skills about the nature of distance education, philosophies of distance education, distance education technologies, definition and theoretical dimensions of distance education, distance education learning theories, the role of technology in distance teaching and learning, ID models, assessment and copyright issues in distance education context.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : 1. Pallor, R., & Pratt, K. (2001). Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom 2. Kearsley, G. (2000). Online Education: Learning and Teaching in Cyberspace 3. Picciano, A. (2001). Distance Learning: Making Connections Across Virtual Space and Time 4. Cyrs, T. (1999). Engaging Students in Distance Learning 5. Cyrs, T. (1997). Teaching at a Distance with the Merging Technologies: An Instructional Systems Approach 6. Duffy, T., & Kirkley, J. (2004). Learner-centered Theory and Practice in Distance Education: Cases from Higher Education
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 4 56  
Homeworks :
5 10 50  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 10 10  
Finals :
1 20 20  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
178  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 50
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
5 50
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
50
The ratio of final to success :
50
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Course orientation: Introduction, course description, information about the project and assignments.
  Study Materials: Getting the course syllabus
2 Definition of Distance Education History of Distance Education
  Study Materials: Research and reading
3 Theories of Distance Education
  Study Materials: Research and reading
4 Distance Education Technologies
  Study Materials: Research and reading
5 Instructional Strategies in Distance Education
  Study Materials: Research and reading
6 Barriers to Distance Education
  Study Materials: Research and reading
7 Copyright issues and Distance Education
  Study Materials: Research and reading
8 Instructional Design for Distance Education
  Study Materials: Research and reading
9 Teaching at Distance
  Study Materials: Research and reading
10 ID Models used in Distance Education
  Study Materials: Research and reading
11 Assessment for Distance Education
  Study Materials: Research and reading
12 Peer & Instructor Feedback/Critique of Online Lesson
  Study Materials: Research and reading
13 Presentations of Online Lessons
  Study Materials: Preparation of PPT presentation and report
14 General evaluation of the course, review of research themes in the field of distance education
  Study Materials: Preparation of PPT presentation and report