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Strengths and Weaknesses of a New Distance Course Design in Vocational Higher Education
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, Mersin University, Turkey ; , Bahcesehir University, Turkey ; , Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Vocational education should have a dynamic structure to satisfy the needs of the developing technologies, production methods and business life. Today employees are expected to see not only job related skills, but also 21st century learning skills in their employers. In order to achieve this, educational resources and approaches needs to be critically investigated to improve its existing capabilities. The main purpose of the study was to evaluate a new distance web design course for the needs of students in a vocational higher education institution. In this qualitative case study, researcher focused on the analysis of a distance course to mitigate its problems for future studies. Then, accomplishments and insufficiencies of the new design were investigated. Qualitative data were collected with interviews and observations. Then it was analyzed with constant comparison data analysis technique to better understand what the accomplishments of the new course, and what aspects of the new cour

Citation

Uzun, E., Ozden, M.Y. & Yildirim, A. (2014). Strengths and Weaknesses of a New Distance Course Design in Vocational Higher Education. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 483-489). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 23, 2019 from .

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