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e-ISSN 2146-7978
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Yunus Söylet

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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

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Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2021 Volume 11
 
 
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Çevrimiçi Erken Baskı / Online Preprint Issue
Original Empirical Research
Received: June 19, 2020; Accepted: December 3, 2020; Published online: September 10, 2021
doi:10.2399/yod.20.006000; Copyright © 2021, Deomed
Evaluation of Students' Opinions Regarding Distance Learning Practices in Turkish Universities During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Oğuz Işık1 ORCIDID (E-mail), Dilaver Tengilimoğlu2 ORCIDID, Perihan Şenel Tekin3 ORCIDID, Nurperihan Tosun4 ORCIDID, Aysu Zekioğlu5 ORCIDID
1Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
2Graduate School of Social Sciences, Atılım University, Ankara, Turkey
3Vocational School of Health, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
4Faculty of Health Sciences, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
5Faculty of Health Sciences, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to identify whether students at Turkish universities are having difficulties in the distance learning process and to reveal their opinions regarding the system. Using a cross-cultural survey design, data were collected from 5052 students. Based on the collected data, 58.5% of the students have asynchronous distance learning classes in their universities. Access to distance learning classes is one of the problems, and it is attributed to computers, internet, and connectivity issues as well as with starting the lessons too early or late. A majority of participants (73.7%) found class materials uploaded by lecturers to distance learning systems to be sufficient or partially sufficient, and 36.7% stated that they had problems accessing resources regarding their homework. Students' satisfaction level with the distance learning system scored 4.4 out of 10. According to the evaluation regarding whether the level of satisfaction of participants varied across the type of university, the satisfaction level of students in public universities is generally low (score of 4.3 out of 10) compared to satisfaction in foundation universities (4.9 out of 10).
Keywords: Covid-19 period, distance learning, higher education, student satisfaction, undergraduate students
How to cite this article: Işık, O., Tengilimoğlu, D., Şenel Tekin, P., Tosun, N., & Zekioğlu, A. (2021). Evaluation of students' opinions regarding distance learning practices in Turkish universities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Yükseköğretim Dergisi, doi:10.2399/yod.20.006000
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Yükseköğretim Dergisi / Journal of Higher Education (Turkey)

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