What Challenges Do Online Students Encounter in Their Learning Experiences at Eastern Mediterranean University? PROCEEDINGS
Fahriye Altinay, Zehra Altinay, Fahme Dabaj, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus ; Aytekin Isman, Sakarya University, Turkey
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: Most of the universities are trying to adapt the new changes by practicing online education. Eastern Mediterranean University has started practicing online education to adapt new changes. Students' perceptions are crucial to examine the practice of online education for having efficient learning outcomes. The research study defines challenges at Eastern Mediterranean University online practice regarding to students' perceptions. It aims to question what sorts of problems that students experience in online context. Defining challenges and examining students' beliefs to the new application is the stance of the research study to reach an effective online system. Qualitative research approach by interview and reflection task is used to explore self-perceptions of students about challenges in online practice. Research findings are revealed that students experience technical, psychological, physical, semantic challenges at Eastern Mediterranean University online context.
Altinay, F., Altinay, Z., Dabaj, F. & Isman, A. (2006). What Challenges Do Online Students Encounter in Their Learning Experiences at Eastern Mediterranean University?. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (pp. 1584-1588). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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