Evaluation of the "second instructor application" in synchronous discussions in an online course: A case study at Anadolu University, Turkey


International Journal of Learning, vol.16, no.8, pp.545-558, 2009 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.18848/1447-9494/cgp/v16i08/46527
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Learning
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.545-558
  • Keywords: Collaborative Teaching, Team Teaching, Online Learning, Online Teaching, Synchronous Discussions
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Anadolu University is one of the universities which serve online courses in Turkey and the course of "Instructional Planning and Evaluation" is one of the graduate level online courses given at Anadolu University. The students of this course were those attending any PhD program in Turkey. This course has three main components as self-study part, synchronous group discussions and asynchronous group discussions in each week of the term. For synchronous discussions a team-teaching approach which we call as "second instructor application" was implemented in this course. In this study, it is aimed at evaluating the "second instructor application" in synchronous discussions in the online course based on the views of the students and the instructors. As the result of the study, generally students enjoyed this application more than the instructors and agreed on continuing "second instructor application" in the online course of "Instructional Planning and Evaluation". © Common Ground, Kiymet Selvi, Cigdem Suzan Cardak.