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Trends In Distance Education Research In Turkey

by Hurşit Cem Salar
Proceedings of the 23rd International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference ()


This paper describes the trends in distance education research in Turkey that are derived as results of a review of research literature in distance education in Turkey over a five-year period from 2003 to 2008. The author used fifteen peer-reviewed journals that publish articles related to distance education and twelve proceedings that belong to two different conferences. 627 articles examined totally. 298 (% 47) of 627 articles reporting a research methodology were included in this study. In order to categorize the issues and research method the categorization system used by Berge and Mrozowski (2001) was used. Technology selection and adoption, learner characteristics, design issues, redefining roles of key participants, strategies to increase interactivity and active learning issues are most common issues researched in Turkey. Descriptive studies are predominant to case study, corelational researches and experimental researhes.

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