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Evaluation of an Online Course from a Theoretical Perspective
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, University of Calgary, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Distance learning is becoming a widespread phenomenon as a result of changing human needs and developments on technology. Therefore it is getting crucial importance how to design and develop effective and efficient distance learning environments in order to meet teaching and learning needs. Theoretical considerations as well as technological applications are critical issues in order to reach high quality distance learning environments. In the lights of some critical issues that affect the effectiveness of online courses, this paper examines an online course from a theoretical perspective. The author aims to explore how an online course reflects instructional and learning theories by assessing the course in terms of instructional design issues, the role of students and instructors, interaction and assessment according to constructivist point of view and self-directed learning. The paper concludes with recommendations in order to provide more effective online courses.

Citation

Akyol, Z. (2007). Evaluation of an Online Course from a Theoretical Perspective. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 197-204). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 22, 2020 from .

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