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Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

April 2010 Volume 11, Number 2

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Number of articles: 16

  1. YouTube and Video Quizzes

    Kevin Yee & Jace Hargis

    The Internet sensation YouTube ( has become such a force online that it was estimated in 2006 to account for a full tenth of the bandwidth by the entire Internet in the... More

    pp. 9-12

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  2. Comparative Study of the Use of ICT in English Teaching-Learning Processes

    Abbas Zare-ee & Abbas Shekary

    The use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in cultural, political, social, economic, and academic activities has recently attracted the attention of many researchers and it should now ... More

    pp. 13-22

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  3. Piloting a Vocational E-Course at a UK College: Developing Strategies to Support Non-Native English Speaking Learners to Complete the Essay-Type Questions of Their Assignments

    Stavroula Bibila

    This paper presents a study of practice that was conducted during the piloting of a vocational (health care) e-course at the Distance Learning department of a College of Further and Higher... More

    pp. 23-39

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  4. Educating the People as a Digital Photographer and Camera Operator via Open Education System Studies from Turkey: Anadolu University Open Education Faculty Case

    Huseyin Eryilmaz

    Today, photography and visual arts are very important in our modern life. Especially for the mass communication, the visual images and visual arts have very big importance. In modern societies,... More

    pp. 40-50

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  5. Physical Educators' Perspectives on Instructional Methodology of Synchronous Distance Professional Development

    Kyriaki Emmanouilidou, Panagiotis Antoniou & Vassiliki Derri

    Teachers' continuing professional development, that is an essential part of their professional career, is the subject of constant demand of them and of each educational reform interest. The... More

    pp. 51-60

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  6. The Learners' Satisfaction toward Online E-Learning Implemented in the College of Applied Studies and Community Service, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia: Can E-Learning Replace the Conventional System of Education?

    Fahad N. Al-Fahad

    The growth of distance education course offerings is an indication of its importance to students. The purpose of this study is to investigate learners' satisfaction toward online e-learning... More

    pp. 61-72

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  7. Motivational Measure of the Instruction Compared: Instruction Based on the ARCS Motivation Theory vs Traditional Instruction in Blended Courses

    Ozgur M. Colakoglu & Omur Akdemir

    The ARCS Motivation Theory was proposed to guide instructional designers and teachers who develop their own instruction to integrate motivational design strategies into the instruction. There is a ... More

    pp. 73-89

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  8. The Impact of Web Based Resource Material on Learning Outcome in Open Distance Higher Education

    Rehana Masrur

    One of the most powerful educational option in open and distance education is web-based learning. A blended (hybrid) course combines traditional face to face and web-based learning approaches in an... More

    pp. 118-124

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  9. Assessing the Attitudes of Distance Learners toward the Use of ICT in Education

    Rugayah Hashim, Hashim Ahmad & Che Zainab Abdullah

    The objective of this study was to assess the attitudes of distance education students toward the use of ICT in learning and teaching. The sample and units of analysis were 500 adult students... More

    pp. 125-134

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  10. The Effects of Scenario Based Blended Learning Environment on Attitudes of Preservice Technologies Teachers toward Teaching Profession

    Serap Samsa, Halil Ibrahim Akyuz, Hafize Kesser & Gulcan Numanoglu

    The purpose of this study was to define the effects of experiences that have been acquired at the Teacher Experience Course and skills acquired at the Blended Learning Environment on attitudes of... More

    pp. 135-145

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  11. Technology Supported Learning Platform: Moodle Integrated Academic Course

    Saziye Yaman

    It is substantially accepted that constructivism proposes knowledge as "not a fixed object"; constructed by an individual through her own experiences. As a learning theory, constructivism... More

    pp. 146-160

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  12. Using Computer-Based Testing as Alternative Assessment Method of Student Learning in Distance Education

    Amalia Sapriati & Aminudin Zuhairi

    This paper addresses the use of computer-based testing in distance education, based on the experience of Universitas Terbuka (UT), Indonesia. Computer-based testing has been developed at UT for... More

    pp. 161-169

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  13. Rough Way for Academics: Distance Education

    Fatih Gursul

    This study aims to compare the academics' perceptions about face to face and distance education, beside finding out the contributions of distance education to them, difficulties they... More

    pp. 170-184

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  14. A Blended Education Program Based on Critical Thinking and Its Effect on Personality Type and Attribution Style of the Students

    Leili Mosalanejad, Ahmad Alipor & Bahman Zandi

    Blended learning is a mixture of the various learning strategies and delivery methods that will optimize the learning experience of the user. This research evaluated psychological effect of blended... More

    pp. 185-196

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  15. A Simultaneous Mobile E-Learning Environment and Application

    Hasan Karal, Ekrem Bahcekapili & Adil Yildiz

    The purpose of the present study was to design a mobile learning environment that enables the use of a teleconference application used in simultaneous e-learning with mobile devices and to evaluate... More

    pp. 197-207

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  16. Pre-Service Teachers' Views on Web-Based Classroom Management

    Adnan Boyaci

    With the invention of World Wide Web in 1992, delivery of distance education via internet and emergency of web-based classrooms have rapidly gained acceptance as an alternative and supplement to... More

    pp. 208-234

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