Associate Degree Students’ Attitudes Towards Distance Education at the Vocational Schools of Dokuz Eylul University
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages: 7-11
Received: Feb. 12, 2016;
Accepted: Feb. 24, 2016;
Published: Mar. 4, 2016
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Kadim Ozturk, Buca Education Faculty, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Distance education is a generic term which includes the range of teaching and learning strategies used by higher education institutions, open universities, distance departments of conventional colleges and distance training units of conventional colleges. As educators consider implementing their traditional courses into distance learning, they should pay attention to the learning styles of the learners as well as their attitudes. The purpose of this study is to reveal the relation between university preparatory students’ attitudes towards distance education at DEU and identify the factors which result in the differences in their attitudes in relation to their age, the schools they graduated from and their current level of education, which means if they take distance education classes or not. This is a descriptive study with a quantitative approach. The data were collected via the Attitudes Towards Distance Education Questionnaire from 128 students and analyzed with SPSS packet program. The results show that the students of the vocational schools tend to have rather negative attitudes towards distance education and they do not consider it as beneficial or efficient in terms of their instruction. Additionally, it has been found that their attitudes vary significantly in terms of their gender, distance education status and the type of high school they graduated from whereas there is no statistically difference in their attitudes in terms of their age.
Associate Degree Students’ Attitudes Towards Distance Education at the Vocational Schools of Dokuz Eylul University, Education Journal.
Vol. 5, No. 1,
2016, pp. 7-11.
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