MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATIONS, no.4, pp.321-335, 2019 (ESCI)
Open and distance education, unlike the traditional style of education, does not have to come to the campus, courses are processed in a completely virtual environment through the computer, live and interactive is the name of the training that the participant can watch them again and again at any time. Open and distance education in this aspect; Student Centre is an ideal educational model for people who cannot benefit from traditional education, providing equal opportunities, providing education opportunities for physically disabled students, eliminating geographical and regional barriers. Besides, it is a modern and innovative education model that ensures the continuation of the education of the people working in their businesses. Career compliance is a process that starts from preparation for the profession and starts from employment, progress in career and ending a career. Career compliance reflects an individual's capacity to cope with potential changes that may arise in the present and future business life. Besides, employees' level of coping with new job responsibilities, unexpected career changes and the ability to overcome obstacles that may arise. The main purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between education satisfaction levels and career adaptability perceptions of participants taking education within open or distance education model. The study is important in terms of developing and improving the open or distance education model when considering that the number of people taking education within the open or distance education model in our country is more than three and a half million today. Besides, one of the important issues in working life in contemporary societies is the career issue and it is thought that the adaptability of employees with their occupations has an important role in their productivity. Therefore, determining the level of educational satisfaction and career adaptability is thought to be important. In the study, which is based on "lifelong learning theory", the quantitative research method was preferred. To collect data, the "Distance Education Satisfaction Scale" and the "Career-related Adoptability" scales were employed. Data collected from a sample of 527 individuals were analysed by difference, relationship and impact tests and it was found that distance education satisfaction had a positive effect on career adaptability.