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Development and Pilot Implementation of Online Teaching Style Survey (OTSS)

, Middle East Technical University, Turkey ; , Ankara University, Turkey ; , Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland ; , Ankara University, Turkey

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The aim of this study is to create an online teaching style inventory by investigating other teaching styles in the literature within the scope of EU FP7 Era.Net RUS (Russia) project called Somecat (Social Media as a Catalyser for Cross National Learning). To do so, different perspectives on teaching styles were analysed. According to information collected, the “Online Teaching Style Survey” (OTSS) was prepared. The study was conducted with 39 participants and to construct validity, Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was applied, and for reliability, Cronbach Alpha was used to maintain internal consistency. According to the analysis, factors were named for the classification of online teaching styles. The findings showed that online instructors are constructivist in general and behave in four different perspectives as; designer, assessor, innovator and facilitator, when they are teaching online.


ARSLAN, O., GULBAHAR, Y., RAPP, C. & Deniz, K.Z. (2014). Development and Pilot Implementation of Online Teaching Style Survey (OTSS). In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1530-1535). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .

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