In What Ways Do Preservice Teachers Utilize an Online Learning Support System?
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting,
This study explored how preservice teachers perceived and utilized the Online Learning Support System designed and developed to provide a platform for presenting utilities like content, news, and course assignments, and facilitating communication among students and instructor. In this research, a qualitative method was used. The data was obtained through focus group interviews. Of 43 prospective teacher students enrolled in the "Instructional Planning and Evaluation" course, offered by the Department of Educational Sciences at the Middle East Technical University, 15 students participated in this study. After utilization of the web site throughout the semester, students reported the advantages of using the online learning support system: being independent concerning time and place, keeping contact with the instructor any time, accessing up-to-date announcements, and uploading the assignments in an electronic format.
Inan, F.A., Yildirim, S. & Kiraz, E. (2005). In What Ways Do Preservice Teachers Utilize an Online Learning Support System?. Presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting 2005.