Web-Tabanlı Derslere Yönelik Tasarım Sürecinin İncelenmesi: Biçimlendrici Araştırma Örneği
In this study, through analyzing the process of converting the existing courses to online format and sharing the experiences of unique design, a design model is suggested, which aims to help individuals willing to convert courses to online format. The participants were 13 graduate students (M.A., and Ph.D.) who enrolled in the postgraduate course “CEIT-620 Course Design in Distance Education” offered by the department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT) at Hacettepe University. Using the formative research, one of the qualitative research methods, the study investigated the process in which two research teams converted two existing courses to online format to reveal and verify the elements of the design model. In addition to the log cases kept by the designers, individual and focus group interviews were held during the data collection. In order to collect demographic information, the participants were given a data survey at the very beginning of the design process. The designers’ personal webpages that they created before the study commenced were used in the data analysis. The log cases and the focus group interviews yielded 104 pages of transcripts, which were subjected to content analysis and coded by two researchers concurrently. 77 pages of transcript collected during the individual interviews were used to verify the other data and the elements of the model that emerged at the end of the study. The data collected through the demographic data survey were analyzed calculating frequencies and percentages.