DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS' OPINIONS ABOUT ASYNCHRONOUS LESSON VIDEOS

Murat Debbağ

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In distance education, synchronous or asynchronous vehicles and ways are used as the mediums of information transmission. The aim of this study is to identify the students' opinions about online asynchronous lesson videos used in distance education practices. We made use of qualitative research methods in this descriptive study. The study sample which was created in compliance with the purposeful sampling method was composed of 22 students studying at distance education undergraduate programs of a university located in The West Blacksea district. In the study, ‘Opinion Identification Questionaire of The Distance Education Videos’ which included a series of open-ended questions formed by the researcher, himself, was used. According to the results from the analyses, distance education students stated that videos made their learning permanent, increased their motivation and enabled them with individual learning. They criticize the videos including only slights and sound in addition to the lack of interaction in the videos. Besides, students give advices about making videos accessible for watching on mobile phones, adding interactions and using different video-making techniques.

 

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distance education, lesson videos, asynchronous videos

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