ERIC Number: ED470125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Web-Based Instruction: Instructor and Student Problems.
Yilmaz, Ozgul; Tuzun, Hakan
In this study, instructor and student problems related to the Web-based instruction (WBI) were identified after examining their experiences. Interviews were used to collect the data. Semi-structured interview questions were asked in order to identify the problems related to the design, technology, support, management, student-centered learning, communication, and time from the perspective of students and instructors. Instructors' problems were found in the areas of support, communication with students, providing feedback, and handling the number of students. Students' problems were found in the areas of learning new tools, communication with classmates and instructors, and social aspects of learning. Results indicated that meeting at least once face-to-face before the course and providing an environment for an effective communication were important parameters for formalizing the interactions between students and instructors and also among the students themselves. In addition, it was found that the success of the WBI can be increased through: fostering dialog, participation, and interaction, formative assessment of assignments, increasing students' motivation, giving importance to student differences in learning, using active learning techniques and designing effective Web sites. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development [and] Practice Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (24th, Atlanta, GA, November 8-12, 2001). Volumes 1-2; see IR 021 504.