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Husra Gursoy

In: Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality

Chapter Seven: A Critical Look at Distance Education in Turkey

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A Critical Look at Distance Education in Turkey
A critical look at distance education in Turkey
HusraGursoy

Distance education is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world as economic forces continue to encourage the facilitation of new technologies. (Potashnik & Capper, 1998). Many countries are now integrating distance education programs into their existing programs using advanced technologies, promising equal opportunity to those who do not have access to or cannot afford a higher education. These countries perceive distance education as a way to liberate education from the restrictions of time and location. The governments, universities, and other organizations favor the distance education programs as an ultimate alternative to the conventional systems. Nonetheless, they ignore that distance education creates a system where standardization and efficiency are supported over diversity ...

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