Perspectives of Faculty Members on Distance Education

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DOĞAN M., Fakültesi E.

Yükseköğretim Dergisi, vol.13, no.1, pp.33-40, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.2399/yod.23.1168541
  • Journal Name: Yükseköğretim Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), EBSCO Education Source, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-40
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This study examined the perspectives of the faculty members of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University on distance education. The content analysis method, one of the qualitative data analysis methods, was used to analyze the data obtained in the research. Faculty members stated that distance education has advantages such as flexibility, time management, and efficiency. On the other hand, they argue that distance education has disadvantages, such as a lack of motivation and social interaction. However, they also stated that face-to-face education is not a substitute. While designing distance education courses, they primarily benefited from the relevant web pages on the internet and the help of their colleagues. For transiting to the distance education system in higher education institutions, this study recommends rescheduling faculty member duties and responsibilities, defining and enriching digital tools and technological infrastructure, and providing support and feedback.