Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Advances in Education Technology

Problems While Preparing E-Materials for Blended Learning Environments: A Case Study

Authors
Ismail Ozler
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Ozler
Keywords
Blended learning environment, e-learning, online education, distance education, e-material
Abstract
In this study, lecturers from various universities who utilize the blended learning environments in their courses and prepare distance education materials for this aim are interviewed and the problems they experience while preparing such materials are analyzed. Higher education institutions are evaluated not only with the content, quality and richness of the education they provide but also with different education experiences they offer for students. There are insufficient number of studies regarding how to design, implement and evaluate the blended learning environments in order to improve the effectiveness of education and quality of learning in spite of the increasing interest towards the blended learning environments which are rising to become the shining star of the way of presentation of education. There are a number of factors that must be taken into account to obtain maximum educational benefit from the online education as the main factor of the blended education and one of these factors is to minimize the problems experienced at the stage of preparing the materials. This study aims to draw attention to the problems experienced by the educators while preparing e-learning materials (e-materials) to be utilized in the blended learning environments. It is considered that determination of the view-points of lecturers in preparation of the blended learning environment will provide significant contributions in the process making the prepared materials more qualified and effective.
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