The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

A Study of the Graduate Theses on Distance Learning Administration in Turkey from 1999 to 2019


Eren KESIM


ABSTRACT
This study covers 117 masters and 28 doctorate theses published between 1999-2019 in Turkey for a total of 145 theses on distance learning administration. Due to the goal of analyzing graduate theses published in the field of distance learning administration in Turkey between the years of 1999-2019, qualitative research method was used in this study. The distribution of subjects within these theses was found to focus on 6 main themes. These themes, in decreasing frequency, were services required by distance education institutions, analysis – evaluation studies, factors influencing distance education services, issues encountered in distance learning administration, recommendation studies, and comparative studies. The policy recommendations of research in distance learning administration focused on three categories. These categories, in decreasing frequency order, were policy recommendations towards services required by distance education institutions, policy recommendations regarding factors influencing distance education services, and policy recommendations regarding issues faced in distance learning administration. No other research, evaluating the research on distance learning administration in Turkey along with the policy recommendations made by these studies was encountered in the literature review. The other findings of this study are presented in a discussion regarding the findings of other studies in the literature.


KEYWORDS: Educational administration, distance learning administration, distance education.


DOI : 10.17718/tojde.727972 
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