Integrating Computer-Supported Learning into Traditional Distance Courses
Cengiz Hakan Aydin (Anadolu University, Turkey), Mehmet Emin Mutlu (Open Education Faculty, Turkey) and Marina S. McIsaac (Educational Media & Arizona State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2007
This chapter describes how a traditional distance education provider, Anadolu University of Turkey, integrated computer-supported learning into its traditional distance courses. Anadolu University has been struggling with offering quality education to their large body of distance learners (approximately 1 million). To do so, the university tries to integrate computer-supported learning environments into its traditional correspondence programs. Building supplementary e-learning portals, through which learners can access videos, textbooks, audio books, computer-assisted instruction materials, self-tests, pedagogical and managerial support is one of the important steps taken. The authors hope that those who are interested in distance learning and computer-supported learning in different contexts will benefit from the efforts of Anadolu University explained in this chapter.