Self-Perceptions and Roles: How Eastern Mediterranean University Students and Teachers View Online Program and Cources

Aytekin ISMAN

Distance Education -new trend in the world- has developed from the result of competition, developments on marketing, globalization and technology. Online education as a practical side, saves time, eliminates distance among communicators by giving equal opportunities, resources to everyone. Online courses and program are the new application and the first step for the development of distance education system at Eastern Mediterranean University by considering new educational paradigms. This research study aims to define self-perceptions and roles of both students and teachers about online program and courses who experience online context at EMU by conducting qualitative and quantitative researches. The study is a guide in order to have qualified distance education system by handling the communicators’ expectations, roles and perceptions.

KEYWORDS: Self-Perceptions, Eastern Mediterranean University, Online Program Online Courses