ECTS - Distance Education and E-Learning

Distance Education and E-Learning (ISE424) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Distance Education and E-Learning ISE424 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to present the historical context, theoretical framework, and sample applications of distance education and e-learning. It also aims at providing hands-on experience with the design and development of a course module by using a learning management system. It also covers learning theories, instructional design, tools and technologies for distance education, research-based guidelines for multimedia learning, computer-mediated communication.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe the concepts and historical developments of distance education and e-learning
  • Apply a systematic approach for the design and development of a course
  • Design and develop a course module by using a learning management system such as Moodle
  • Select appropriate tools and technologies for distance education
  • Evaluate and apply research-based principles for e-learning
Course Content Definitions, history, and theories of distance education and e-learning, instructional design, tools and technologies for distance education, multimedia learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, learning management systems, new directions and developments.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Foundations of Distance Education Chapter 1 ( main text)
2 E-Learning: Promise and Pitfalls Chapter 1 (other sources 1)
3 Definitions, History, and Theories of Distance Education Chapter 2
4 How do People Learn Chapter 2 (other sources 1)
5 Instructional Design for Distance Education Chapter 5
6 Tools and Technologies for Distance Education Chapter 4
7 Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Chapter 12 (other sources 1)
8 Learning Management Systems Chapter 9
9 Research-Based Principles for Multimedia Learning: Contiguity, Modality, Redundancy Effects Chapters 4-6 (other sources 1)
10 Research-Based Principles for Multimedia Learning: Coherence, Personalization, Segmenting, Worked-Examples Effects Chapters 7-10 (other sources 1)
11 Learning Objects Chapter 3 (other sources 3)
12 SCORM Chapter 13 (other sources 3)
13 E-learning 2.0 Chapter 12 (other sources 4)
14 Project Presentations
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Distance Education : A Systems View, by Michael G. Moore, Greg Kearsley. Wadsworth, 1996
Other Sources 2. e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning (2nd edition), by Ruth Colvin Clark, Richard E. Mayer. John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
3. Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Foundations of Distance Education (4th edition), by Michael Simonson, Sharon E. Smaldino, Michael Albright, Susan Zvacek. Pearson, 2006.
4. Reusing online resources: a sustainable approach to e-learning, Allison Littlejohn, Routledge, 2003.
5. Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies, by Francisco J. Garcia Penalvo. Idea Group Inc, 2008.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 10
Presentation - -
Project 2 60
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 100
Percentage of Final Work 0
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 2 15 30
Homework Assignments 2 5 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 103