PROBLEMS OF EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY, vol.28, pp.106-113, 2011 (ESCI)
In this research, it is aimed to determine the views of faculty members about sharing course materials on the web. Seven faculty members who published OpenCourseWare (OCW) are the participants of research. Participants are faculty members from two state universities in Turkey. This research attempts to find answers to these questions: "What are the general views of faculty members about OCW?" and "What are the views of faculty members about the process before, on and after adding OCW on the web?" This research is based on qualitative phenomenological research methodology. Qualitative data were collected via semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. The content analysis technique was used to analyze the data. Results were interpreted and described with direct quotations at the end of the analysis. According to results of the research, faculty members assessed that OCW increase the quality of education and bring new opportunities. Some faculty members prefer to add the existing course resources to the web without any modification. However the others prefer to modify the existing course resources. Faculty members support the use of OCW by others with proper citation. Faculty members also stated that OCW should be revised and updated, and students' demands should be taken into consideration.