Factors Affecting the Application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Distance Education

Salih USUN

The aim of this study is to determine the factors and problems associated with the growth of Information and Communication Technologies(ICT)in developing countries and examine the Turkish distance Education System from the point of the factors such as cultural;political;economic;technological..The study,firstly,introduces some applications and problems of instructional technology and distance education in some developed countries and Turkey as a developing country;than examines Turkish distance education system,Open Education Faculty(OEF),from the points of factors such as cultural,political,economic and technological.

KEYWORDS: Instructional Technology; Distance Education; Open Education Faculty; Turkey; Developing Countries