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M.E. Mutlu, C.H. Aydın, “The Information Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Distance Education Experience in Turkey”, The Eleventh Annual Distance Education Conference, Texas A&M University, Houston-Texas, January 20-23, 2004.

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The Information Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Distance Education Experience in Turkey

  1. 1. Information Management Associate Degree Program: MutluInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin The First Internet-Based Distance Education Experience in Turkey Information Management Associate Degree Program Mehmet Emin Mutlu Program Director [DEC2004] [Houston, USA] [January 21, 2004] [2:30 pm - 3:30 pm]
  2. 2. Facts About Anadolu UniversityInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu The largest dual-mode university in the world (~800.000 enrolled students) On-campus 9 Faculties 10 Vocational Colleges 9 Graduate Institutes 18 Research Centers 1 State Conservatory Distance (8 BA – 17 Associate Degree) Open Education Faculty Faculty of Business Administration Faculty of Economics
  3. 3. Distance Education SystemInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Provides higher education to those who otherwise would not find opportunity to get in any higher education institution Accumulated content and expertise in the field Relies mostly on traditional (one-way) technologies (print, video-TV, face to face, tutorials) in old programs Uses interactive computer and communication technologies in new programs Receives extremely modest financial support from state Requires less than 100$ tuition for a year from students
  4. 4. Course Materials and Student SupportInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu 350 textbooks 4300 television programs 370 radio programs numerous web sites for courses 84 offices in 77 cities (335 staff) evening classes in 56 provinces
  5. 5. Student ProfileInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu 75 % with low income 30 % resident in villages and small towns 78 % working 62 % over 24 years old 45 % married 40 % female 2.8 % disabled
  6. 6. Information Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Information Management Associate Degree Program Information Management: Internet-Based Associate Degree Program
  7. 7. FactsInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Started in fall 2001 with 189 students 83 students graduated in Spring 2003 Currently 139 freshman and 119 sophomore students enrolled 70% of students’ first higher education experience Others either graduates or students of various programs 54% of students are male Average age is 26
  8. 8. PurposeInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Helping students … gain the necessary skills to use required business software effectively and efficiently, acquire the concepts and experience of the information management in business, attain the collaborative working experience and institutional communication on the Internet environment, and get hold of necessary experience for the enterprise and management of the Internet environment.
  9. 9. First Year: Business ExperienceInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Students … play different roles in Business gain the experience needed to solve information problems in Business by using new software with a various number of applications can transfer their acquired skills to similar situations
  10. 10. First Year: CoursesInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Introduction to Information Systems Operating Systems Desktop Publishing Spreadsheets Institutional Communication and Working Collaboratively Multimedia Applications English
  11. 11. Second Year: TeamworkInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Each group has its own portal and the assignments are done via teamwork Improvement of students’ skills with various Internet applications Improved skill in use of new software in Enterprise Information Management
  12. 12. Second Year: CoursesInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Enterprise Information Management Planning & Control Tools Internet Information Services Database Management Systems Advertisement & Marketing Tools Graphics Programs Applications Developing Office Applications Ataturk’s Principles & History of Turkish Revolutions Turkish Language
  13. 13. RegistrationInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Online or Anadolu University Offices The IM Program Guide Course Materials web sites and tools original software textbooks video CDs
  14. 14. Instructional ProcessInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Students … Study the materials Complete weekly assignments Work in teams in their team-portals (only sophomore) Interact with facilitators via online tools 55 facilitators (academic advisors) 5-10 facilitator for each course daily 4 hours synchronous (chat and discussion) communication for each course unlimited asynchronous (email) communication
  15. 15. Student SupportInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Students … Interact with course coordinators via online tools 5/8 hours in general 7/16 hours with one of them Interact with administrators via online tools 5/16 hours Access technical support staff via online tools and phone 5/8 hours Access administrative support staff via online tools and phone 5/8 hours Participate to Cyber Café 7/24 for social support
  16. 16. Students’ AchievementInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Students … Weekly assignments Midterm and Final Tests face to face on Weekends in 11 provinces multiple-choice tests
  17. 17. Problems and Lessons LearnedInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Problems Not enough time to interact with facilitators Microsoft Certificate at the end of the program Lessons Target ones who have already jobs and no time or opportunity to join a traditional on-campus programs Not many assignments but enough number to help students acquire the knowledge and skills Interaction with facilitators after work hours
  18. 18. Further InformationInformation Management Associate Degree Program: The First Internet-Based Degree Program in Turkey Mehmet Emin Mutlu Mehmet Emin Mutlu Program Director memutlu@anadolu.edu.tr http://bilgi.anadolu.edu.tr/

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