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Profile of the Programme

In recent years, the nature of qualified manpower in field of education is changed as the result of developments in technology and educational approaches. The use of computer and information technologies for efficient teaching and learning required individuals who are both capable of using this tools and who are capable of analyzing various methods and theories for the efficient application of this tools into various educational settings.

It is apperant that there is a growing need for the detailed search in the field of education to increase the efficiency of learning and teaching through using instructional technologies both in national and international basis. In that respect our department aims to graduate students who are capable of

bringing scientific and practical solutions to educational problems with techniques such as inquiry, problem solving and conducting research. The candidates are expected to use and disseminate life-long learning principles and to combine technology and education in pragmatic ways.

conducting interdisciplinary studies -

proposing and developing appropriate models and solutions for Turkish educational system (in close conjunction with following recent worldwide developments in educational technology)

The areas of the study within this program are;

Computer based instruction
Multimedia and interactive video systems
Instructional design and development
Instructional material design and development
Distance Learning
Learning management systems
Semantic web applications in education
Learning objects, learning repositories, ontolojies for web based applications
Web based material development
Pre and In-service teacher training
Courseware evaluation
In Computer Education and Instructional Technology department a student centered approach is used with the application of constructivist methods and techniques. Students are encouraged to reasearch, analyse, inquire and they are supported and quided to gain necessary cognitive knowledge and skills. Project based studies are placed in almost all courses. For the evaluation of students various methods are used such as projects, reports, homeworks, midterms and finals, presentations, self and peer evaluations.