Reflections and Transformations in an Open University

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Aydın C. H., Uçar H., Koçdar S., Okur M. R., Taşcı D., Bozkurt A.

2023 AECT International Convention: AECT 100: Reflections and Transformations, Florida, United States Of America, 15 - 19 October 2023

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Florida
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Although Anadolu University is a dual mode higher education institution, it has been acting as an open university since 1982 and offering quality undergraduate education to millions in Turkiye. In 2023-2024 Fall semester, over a million students registered to its traditional distance education programs. Over four decades many changes and advances have happened nationwide and globally. Anadolu has been in a constant transformation mode since the beginning. This paper aims to summarize the major transformations the institution experienced as well as reflections of the stakeholders concerning these transformations.