An assesment of on-line instructor: a case study for an effective e-learning instructor from e-learners' perspectives

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2003
Kanar, Fatma
The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of a qualified e-learning instructor from e-learners’ perspectives by submitting a questionnaire to e-learners of “CSIT444-Online Web Design” course offered through the means of distance learning at the Eastern Mediterranean University. The study explored online instructor’s administrative support, instructional competency, proficiency in applying the systems used in the course, in other words, technical knowledge and skills and on-line instructor’s evaluation criteria of the on-line course. The study used the data obtained from 45 students, the instructor and an assistant of Eastern iv Mediterranean University. For this research, descriptive study was carried out and qualitative results were given at the end of the study. The results investigated students’ perceptions about the on-line course they were introduced prior to the application of the questionnaire. The results of the questionnaire demonstrated that the course was found effective, interesting and motivating for students with the animations, free lecture notes, forums, chat rooms, links to e-sources, chance for interaction and immediate feedback that enhance student creativity and self study. The findings included the recommendations for teachers in on-line learning environment. The study also provides the framework of the on-line instructors’ role by means of on-line learning environment. The results were demonstrated at the end of the study.

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F. Kanar, “An assesment of on-line instructor: a case study for an effective e-learning instructor from e-learners’ perspectives ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.