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ERIC Number: ED485145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 5
In What Ways Do Preservice Teachers Utilize an Online Learning Support System?
Inan, Fethi A.; Yildirim, Soner; Kiraz, Ercan
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
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.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Preservice Teachers, Online Courses, Focus Groups, Web Based Instruction, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Assignments, Preservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.