Developments and Generations of Open and Distance Education Programs in Anadolu University Cover Image

Anadolu Üniversitesi Açik Ve Uzaktan Eğitim Programlarindaki Jenerasyonlar Ve Gelişmeler
Developments and Generations of Open and Distance Education Programs in Anadolu University

Author(s): Bahar Berberoğlu
Subject(s): Higher Education , History of Education, Social development, Management and complex organizations, Sociology of Education
Published by: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Anadolu University; Open and Distance Education; Time series; Dummy Variable; Structural Change;

Summary/Abstract: An important objective of Anadolu University is to reach the broader community through Open and Distance education. This objective was carefully examined with data running from 1982 to 2014. With this in mind, linear models were used to examine the relationship between time and the number of open access programs. Specific dummy variables were applied to represent the structural changes overtime in the models. The study also examines technological changes that also contribute to structural breaks. In historical evaluations, it has also been observed that new generations took place, especially depending on technological progress. Model III had the smallest standard error and was therefore the best applicable model in this study. The study also forecasted that, by 2016, the open and distance programs will reduce to about 35 and this signaled a need for increasing and providing variety of programs to reach the broader populace. Unlike other studies, this study was produced on program basis to make a future projection with the statistical methodology used. The information obtained in the study is shared with the Faculty. It can be understood that faculty management has taken into account the results of this study and increased the number of programs in 2016.

  • Issue Year: 15/2017
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 531-554
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Turkish