Instructors' transformations during early online teaching experiences

Uca-Gunes E. P., GÜMÜŞ S.

1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration (WCLTA), Cairo, Egypt, 29 - 31 October 2010, vol.9 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.245
  • City: Cairo
  • Country: Egypt
  • Keywords: Distance education, online learning, transformative learning, transformation
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Use of online learning environments became popular through the opportunities that internet technologies provide. However, most of instructors have only some assumptions and beliefs about teaching online in a lack of prior knowledge or experience. Transformative learning occurs when they critically reflect on and revise these, and change their actions. Transformative learning is essential for instructors especially in technology-affiliated learning environments. The study is designed as a qualitative case study. The purpose is analyzing and presenting instructors' transformational experiences in online learning environments. (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.