Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(7), pp. 1708 - 1717
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040724
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Attitudes of Students Taking Distance Education in Theology Undergraduate Education Program towards E-learning Management System


Murat Yalman *, Bülent Başaran , Selahattin Gönen
Ziya Gokalp Education Facility, Dicle University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Education is one of the biggest problems experienced by developing societies. Education is has an important place in individuals' lives since it allows them to prove themselves within their society and to maintain their future lives. Today, with the development of the Internet, education can be given via e-learning management systems designed on the web. E-learning is a type of education that can present information to its users via the Internet. In order to facilitate the use of e-learning systems and to make these systems more systematic, Learning Management Systems (LMSs) have appeared. LMSs are softwares that allow management of learning activities. During the application of e-learning management systems that can be designed in line with the desired curriculum, the feedback provided by students taking education via this platform play an important role in the success of the system. In this respect, the present study aimed at determining the attitudes of students attending Distance Education Theology Undergraduate Education Program at Dicle University towards e-learning. For this purpose, the five-point Likert-type scale of "Attitudes towards ICT skills and e-learning" developed by Haznedar [23] was applied to the students. The results of analysis of the data collected from the students participating in the study revealed no significant difference in relation to e-learning between the students' gender, years of computer use, weekly Internet use time, their preferences of types of education, their foreign language, their foreign language proficiency levels, and their learning motivation preferences. In the study, a significant difference was found in relation to e-learning between the participants' preferences of study methods.

KEYWORDS
E-learning, Distance Education

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Murat Yalman , Bülent Başaran , Selahattin Gönen , "Attitudes of Students Taking Distance Education in Theology Undergraduate Education Program towards E-learning Management System," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 1708 - 1717, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040724.

(b). APA Format:
Murat Yalman , Bülent Başaran , Selahattin Gönen (2016). Attitudes of Students Taking Distance Education in Theology Undergraduate Education Program towards E-learning Management System. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(7), 1708 - 1717. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040724.