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## Evaluation of an Associate Degree Distance Program Based on Students’ Perceptions of the Program Components

#### H. Mustafa DONMEZ [1] , Ayhan HAKAN [2]

This study aimed to evaluate the Public Relations and Publicity associate degree distance program available to students through Open Education Faculty at Anadolu University, Turkey. The study used Erden’s (1998) component-oriented model and a convergent mixed methods design employing an online questionnaire form. The study population included students who had “active student” status in the program during the spring semester 2017. The study sample consisted of 412 students, who submitted complete questionnaire forms. The responses to the closed-ended questions were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools and responses to the open-ended questions were analyzed using descriptive coding. The results showed that the participants had a high level of overall satisfaction with the program, and they particularly had more positive attitudes towards the e-learning platform among all the components. However, they had less positive attitudes towards the textbooks and the measurement and evaluation processes. In addition, the participants who stated that they used the e-learning platform had more positive attitudes towards all the components than the other groups in general. In the light of the results, some suggestions were made to improve the program like reviewing some of the program components such as the textbooks and measurement and evaluation practices.

Open and distance learning, program evaluation, component-oriented program evaluation, participant-oriented program evaluation
 Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { tojde640576, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {}, publisher = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2019}, volume = {20}, pages = {160 - 184}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.640576}, title = {Evaluation of an Associate Degree Distance Program Based on Students’ Perceptions of the Program Components}, key = {cite}, author = {DONMEZ, H. Mustafa and HAKAN, Ayhan} } APA DONMEZ, H , HAKAN, A . (2019). Evaluation of an Associate Degree Distance Program Based on Students’ Perceptions of the Program Components. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 20 (4) , 160-184 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.640576 MLA DONMEZ, H , HAKAN, A . "Evaluation of an Associate Degree Distance Program Based on Students’ Perceptions of the Program Components". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 20 (2019 ): 160-184 Chicago DONMEZ, H , HAKAN, A . "Evaluation of an Associate Degree Distance Program Based on Students’ Perceptions of the Program Components". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 20 (2019 ): 160-184 RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluation of an Associate Degree Distance Program Based on Students’ Perceptions of the Program Components AU - H. Mustafa DONMEZ , Ayhan HAKAN Y1 - 2019 PY - 2019 N1 - doi: 10.17718/tojde.640576 DO - 10.17718/tojde.640576 T2 - Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 160 EP - 184 VL - 20 IS - 4 SN - 1302-6488- M3 - doi: 10.17718/tojde.640576 UR - https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.640576 Y2 - 2019 ER - EndNote %0 Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Evaluation of an Associate Degree Distance Program Based on Students’ Perceptions of the Program Components %A H. Mustafa DONMEZ , Ayhan HAKAN %T Evaluation of an Associate Degree Distance Program Based on Students’ Perceptions of the Program Components %D 2019 %J Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education %P 1302-6488- %V 20 %N 4 %R doi: 10.17718/tojde.640576 %U 10.17718/tojde.640576 ISNAD DONMEZ, H. Mustafa , HAKAN, Ayhan . "Evaluation of an Associate Degree Distance Program Based on Students’ Perceptions of the Program Components". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 20 / 4 (Ekim 2019): 160-184 . https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.640576 AMA DONMEZ H , HAKAN A . Evaluation of an Associate Degree Distance Program Based on Students’ Perceptions of the Program Components. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education. 2019; 20(4): 160-184. Vancouver DONMEZ H , HAKAN A . Evaluation of an Associate Degree Distance Program Based on Students’ Perceptions of the Program Components. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education. 2019; 20(4): 184-160.