A Case Study of Organizing Distance Education: Anadolu University

Gulriz IMER

Distance education is a sort of education that learners and instruction are away from each other. With this characteristic, distance education provides educational opportunities for everyone, at any place, time or age. In this article, the practice of distance education in Turkey is critically examined, especially at Anadolu University. The practice of distance education at Anadolu University started in 1982 at the Open Educational Faculty (OEF). Today, Anadolu University that aims the teaching with contemporary technologies has 227 course. The ultimate goal of Anadolu University is to reach every student by means of contemporary technologies such as Internet. All the projects executed at Anadolu University are collected within a master project called “Open Education 2000”.

KEYWORDS: Open Education, Turkey, Anadolu University, Distance Education