Blending online instruction with traditional instruction in the programming language course : a case study

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2003
Ersoy, Halil
This study investigated the students̕ perceptions about the web-based learning environment in the blended learning environment in terms of web-based instruction, online collaborative learning and the online instructor. The study tried to show the contributions of the web-based instruction in traditional face-to-face instruction. In this case study, Programming Languages II Course (CEIT211), a undergraduate course at Computer Education and Instructional Technology Department (CEIT), at Middle East Technical University, at the 2002-2003 Spring semester, was delivered as blended learning with a new web site. Totally 65 subjects, 2nd year CEIT students, attended the course in the term and participated to the study. The course was delivered via traditional face-to-face instruction and supported with the web site. At the end of the semester, three questionnaires were administrated in order to understand the students̕ perceptions about web-based learning environment in terms of web-based instruction, online collaborative learning and online instructor. The time spent on the web site and the numbers of messages posted to forum were other data sources in this study. The data were statistically analyzed. The quantitative data showed that the students̕ perceptions about web-based instruction and online instructor were positive, but online collaborative learning perceptions are about neutral. Beside the research questions, some design considerations in the blended learning case were presented. The study results may be used in evaluation of the blended learning environment for the instructor and for the department, may show a direction in the future design of the course.

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H. Ersoy, “ Blending online instruction with traditional instruction in the programming language course : a case study,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.