Evaluation of online course materials: EBA course case Çevrimiçi ders materyallerinin değerlendirilmesi: EBA ders örneği


Erensayin E., Güler Ç.

Hacettepe Egitim Dergisi, vol.36, no.1, pp.74-89, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.16986/huje.2019055868
  • Journal Name: Hacettepe Egitim Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-89
  • Keywords: Online course material, educational software evaluation, EBA course, evaluation, teacher
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2021, Hacettepe University. All rights reserved.Considering the features of materials created for online courses, the aim of this study is to examine the current state of different educational materials of different branches in the EBA Course Module. This study is a mixed research. The study group of the research consisted of 338 branch teachers from different schools of 2016-2017 education academic year. Qualitative data were obtained from 34 branch teachers by applying semi-structured interview questions. Quantitative data were collected with the multimedia software evaluation form from 304 branch teachers. The evaluation of the materials in the EBA Course Module was conducted according to “educational features, content features, visual design features, student interaction and ease of use”. With the analysis of qualitative data, the themes and codes belonging to these themes were formed. Some simple descriptive statistics of these themes and codes were presented. Similar descriptive statistics for quantitative data were given in a table as well. According to the qualitative data analysis, among the EBA Course materials the least positive code with 41% was in Geography branch. With 88%, the most positive code was in Religion Culture and Morality Branch. Science and Technology, Math and Physics were equal with 73% positive codes. According to the results derived from quantitative data, the participant teachers considered 95 (31, 3%) of EBA Course materials as “Usable”, 113 (37, 2%) as “Examine and use”, 96 (31, 6%) as “unworthy to use”. The results of the current study may help instructional designers and teachers to develop or choose more efficient materials for online courses.