Evaluation of the “Second Instructor Application” in Synchronous Discussions in an Online Course: A Case Study at Anadolu University, Turkey

By Kiymet Selvi and Cigdem Suzan Cardak.

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Anadolu University is one of the universities which serve
online courses in Turkey and the course of “Instructional
Planning and Evaluation” is one of the graduate level
online courses given at Anadolu University. The students
of this course were those attending any PhD program in
Turkey. This course has three main components as self-
study part, synchronous group discussions and asynchronous
group discussions in each week of the term. For
synchronous discussions a team-teaching approach which we
call as “second instructor application” was implemented in
this course. In this study, it is aimed at evaluating
the “second instructor application” in synchronous
discussions in the online course based on the views of the
students and the instructors. As the result of the study,
generally students enjoyed this application more than the
instructors and agreed on continuing “second instructor
application” in the online course of “Instructional
Planning and Evaluation”.

Keywords: Online Teaching, Online Learning, Synchronous Discussions, Collaborative Teaching, Team Teaching

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 8, pp.545-558. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.271MB).

Kiymet Selvi

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Curriculum and Instruction, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Associate Professor Dr. Kiymet Selvi has been taught Curriculum Development, Learning Methods, Curriculum Model and Research Method. She is interested in curriculum development, teaching-learning methods, democracy and human rights education and phenomenological philosophy. She has taught under graduate and graduate levels. She has been carried out courses through face to face, blended and online learning environments. She has written 32 articles, 10 chapters of book and 5 books; she also has more than 30 papers presented. She is working at Anadolu University at the Faculty of Education at present. She is experienced in project management.

Cigdem Suzan Cardak

Research Assistant, Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Educational Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

She graduated from Program in Computer Education and Instructional Technologies at Middle East Technical University in Turkey and had masters degree from Curriculum and Instruction at Anadolu University. She is now attending PhD program of Curriculum and Instruction at Anadolu University and working as research assistant at faculty of education. She studies blended and online learning environments and learning styles.


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