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Students' and Teachers' Perceptions of after School Online Course
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European Journal of Contemporary Education Volume 15, Number 1, ISSN 2304-9650

Abstract

This study analyzes students' and teachers' perceptions of after school online courses (ASOC) undertaken by an institutional private middle school, which manages several campuses across Turkey. The aim of ASOC is to support students when they are home by helping them to revise the lessons, practice topics synchronously with hundreds of other students. The results of the survey, interviews, and observations show that both students and teachers prefer face-to-face lessons to online lessons. They think that ASOC can be effective only if it is implemented in small groups with more interaction and sound instructional design with engaging methods and adequate feedback is structured for students and teachers' needs. This study may contribute to similar future research studies of online education in middle schools by revealing the upsides and downsides of this blended learning environment with recommendations offered.

Citation

Yalavaç, G. & Samur, Y. (2016). Students' and Teachers' Perceptions of after School Online Course. European Journal of Contemporary Education, 15(1), 147-162. Retrieved May 7, 2021 from .

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