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Distance Education

Course Code: 
EPÖ 520
Course Type: 
Serbest Seçmeli
Course Objectives: 
At the end of the course, you will be able to: 1. To introduce and explain the distance education technologies. 2. To explain the usability issues on web application and instruction 3. To provide the students with competence in standard languages for web based instruction 4. To develop an understanding of a systematic view of distance education in K-12, higher education, business, government, and military settings. 5. To synthesize the various theories of distance education. 6. To experience how each medium for interacting across distance shapes the cognitive, affective, and social dimensions of learning and indicate the range of individual responses to these media. 7. To identify the characteristics of the distance users (learner, instructor, and administrator) and environments. 8. To gain fluency in using various interactive media (asynchronous threaded discussion sites, synchronous multi-user virtual environments, groupware, interactive presentational media, videoconferencing), instructional frameworks (e.g., Moodle and Second Life) and e-learning applications (e.g., tele-mentoring). 9. To develop an understanding of the instructional design models used in developing distance learning media. 10. To explain how access and accessibility issues should influence distance education programs, especially for materials design, interactivity, and usability. 11. To use the distance educational environment as a means of conducting research in an applied area. 12. To determine the issues for online learners. 13. To determine the best practices in distance education. 14. To learn methods for evaluating the effectiveness of distance education.

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Dersin Akışı

Dates:   Following is a breakdown of the weeks: Actions:
Week 1



  • Review of Syllabus
Activity e-Book

Gralla Introduction

  Overview of Distance Education (Lecture 1)
  • History and Terminology
  • The Scope of Distance Education

Meet Web-Based Training  -1 (Horton)

Web Style Guide-3 (WSG-3) Introduction

Week 2



  Philosophies and Theories of Distance Education (Lecture 2)
  • Face-to-face vs. Distance vs. Hybrid Instruction: A Comparison
  • A Framework for E-learning
  • Collaborative & Transformative Learning
Pegem Book Chp. 1



  -  Evaluate WBT -2 (Horton)

- Pick An Aproach -3(Horton)

- WSG-3: Process-1

Week 3



  Technologies in Distance Education I (Lecture 3)
  • Web 2.0 & 3.0
  • Net & Web-based Learning
  • Learning Management Systems
Assignment 1


Activity e-Book Gralla




  Blogs & Wikis & LMSs

Build the framework -4  (Horton)

WSG-3: Universal Usability- 2

Week 4



  Technologies in Distance Education II
  • Learning Tools and Objects (Lecture 4)



Assignments 2

  Moodle: Connect, Communicate & Collaborate

Organize Learning Sequences -5 (Horton)

WSG-3: Information Architecture-3

Week 5



  Issues for Distance Education Community
  • Learning Communities (Lecture 5)
  • Characteristics and Social Networking
Pegem Book Chp. 2, 3



  Activate Learning – 6 (Horton)

WSG-3: Interface Design -4

Week 6



  Design and Development of Interactive Distance Learning Media I (Lecture 6)
  • Standards and principles
  • Accessibility, Universal Design
  WSG-3: Site Structure- 5

WSG-3: Page Structure-6

Week 7



  Midterm Exam Internet
  Moodle: Course Facilitation & Assessment
Week 8



  Test and Exercise Learning – 7 (Horton)

Design and Development of Interactive Distance Learning Media II (Lecture 7)

  • Ethics
  • Copyright
  • Cultural Challenges
Pegem Book Chp. 4, 5, 6


Assignment 3


  Confirm Access to MUD Games’ Design

WSG-3: Page Desing-7


Week 9



  Promote Collaboration – 8 (Horton)

Web-based  Intelligent Tutoring Systems  (Lecture 8)

Design and Development I

  • A Step-by-step Approach
  WSG-3: Typography- 8

WSG-3: Editorial Style- 9

Week 10



  Teach in the Virtual Classroom – 9 (Horton)

Web-based Course Design and Development II (Lecture 9)

  • A Step-by-step Approach
Pegem Book Chp. 7,8,9



  Learn how to Operate Second Life

Explore Educator Locations in Second Life

WSG-3: Form and Applications- 10

Week 11



  Motivate Learners- 10  (Horton)

Management of Distance Education Technol. I (Lecture 10)

  • Administration & Policy
  • Quality Distance Education
  • PDA Model

WSG-3: Graphics- 11

Week 12



  Go Global - 11(Horton)

Management of Distance Education Technologies II (Lecture 11)

  • Evaluation
  • Educational Effectiveness, Action Matrix

E-Research (Lecture 12)

Mobile Learning Environments (Lecture 13)

Pegem Book Chp. 10, 11




WSG-3: Multimedia-12

Week 13



  Overcome Technical Hurdles – 12 (Horton)

Venture Beyond Courses  -13 (Horton)

Contemplate the Future – 14 (Horton)


Assignments 4


  Create Your Evaluation Plan. Evaluate e-learning  site
Week 14



  • The Scope of e-Research

The Use of Distance Education Media in Educational Research and Practice


Final Examination Review



  Review Presentations

Materyal Paylaşımı


  • Power Point Presentations
  • Web Style Guide 4- (2016). Patrich J. Lynch & Ethan Marcotte, Yale University Press, 2016, ISBN            0300211651, 9780300211658

Web Style Guide 3- http://www.webstyleguide.com/wsg3/0-front-matter/1-foreword.

  • Book: William Horton (2000). Designing Web-Based Training,  Wıley, New York


  • Activity e- Book: Preston Gralla, Michael Troller (2006). How the Internet Works, Eighth Edition Que Publisher
  • Lectures: Rudestam, K. J., & Schoenholtz-Read, J. (2009). Handbook of online learning (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Pegem: Distance Education: The Winds of Changes Edited by Isman, A., Barkan, M & Demiray, U. Sempati-Pegem, 2005. http://www.tojet.net/e-book/ebook.htm

AKTS İş Yükü Tablosu

Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including theexamweek: 16x Total coursehours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-Term(s) 1 12 12
Quiz(es) - - -
Assignment(s) 1 12 12
Final 1 20 20
Total Work Load     156
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     6,24
ECTS Credit of the Course     6