Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Foundations Of Distance Education BTO 511 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MEHMET BARIŞ HORZUM
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Ress. Ass. Onur ISBULAN
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective The aim of this course is to comprehend distance education applications.
Course Content Introduction of distance education, distance education in instructional environments, technologies used in distance education
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Define distance education. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Project / Design, Performance Task,
2 Sort the reasons of using distance education. Question-Answer, Discussion, Lecture, Performance Task, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
3 Analyse the roles of teachers in distance education. Lecture, Discussion, Question-Answer, Testing, Project / Design, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Define the roles of students in distance education. Question-Answer, Discussion, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Project / Design, Testing,
5 Analyse the models of distance education Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Project / Design, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 General introduction
2 Requirements of distance education
3 Definition and historical development -in Turkey and the world- of distance education
4 Models of distance education
5 Some distance education applications
6 Management of distance education
7 Course books in distance education
8 Radio courses in distance education
9 Television courses in distance education
10 Sources of instruction via computer in distance education
11 Informatics technologies in distance education
12 Interactive environments in distance education
13 Cooperative learning via internet in distance education
14 Program assessment in distance education
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have high level information and skills supported by course books that include the most recent information, application equipment and other scientific sources related to education technologies, teaching profession, general information and basic sciences; use these information and skills in daily life and in jobs. X
2 Examine and evaluate concepts about education technology and teaching profession, ideas and data with scientific methods; diagnose, analyze and discuss complicated problems and subjects; develop suggestions based on scientific discoveries and evidences. X
3 Inform to audiences who are not expert and do not have information about education technology and teaching profession; express related ideas about these problems and solutions with written and oral. X
4 Have learning to learn, self control, critical thinking, creative thinking skills and perform independent studies related to study field.
5 Get responsibilities and try to produce solutions when face with unexpected and complicated cases in applications of education technologies and teaching professions. X
6 Know students’ interests, wishes and needs; know social, cultural and economic properties of families and environment; plan, apply and manage learning and teaching process suitable for these properties; get students active participation in learning process.
7 Know information about education technologies and teaching professions and comprehend adequately; have information about foreign language in level of communicating with professional colleagues (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1). X
8 Have information about computer software and hardware in level of teaching computer and information and communication technologies courses and supporting other teachers; use informatics and communication technologies (“European Computer Driving License”, Advanced Level).
9 Consider social, scientific and ethic values in levels of gathering data, analyzing, interpreting, announcing when doing teaching professions or working in private sector, being researcher or source of data.
10 Continuously try to develop with doing self assessment; be on new information and ideas ; play affective role in developing of themselves and their intuition; know and behave according to the laws about their job, main values and principles, know the rights about job security and social security; have conscious about protecting social values and environment.
11 Evaluate students’ improvement and learning, get students to evaluate themselves and other students; use the results of evaluation for better instruction; share the results with student, family, managers and teachers.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Assignment 1 25 25
Final examination 1 25 25
Total Workload 146
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.84
dersAKTSKredisi 6