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Curriculum evaluation in online education: the case of teacher candidates preparing online for public personnel selection examination

ABSTRACT. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the efficiency of an online curriculum based on the views of lecturers and students enrolled in the program. The study is mainly based on survey method. In order to collect qualitative data, interviews forms developed by the researcher were used.

The reliability and validity of the interview forms were checked by experts of the field. The qualitative data was analysed through content analysis. In the first place, data was coded, the themes emerged, the codes and themes were arranged by the researcher. As a final step, the findings were coded and interpreted. Based on the findings of the study, the strengths and weaknesses of the online curriculum were identified and a number of suggestions were offered based on the findings.

The results of the study indicate that both learners and lecturers believe that online education is beneficial as well as productive and they are satisfied with the process. Online education was found to be preferable because it is time-saving, more economical, and flexible. On the other hand, limited interaction, unsustainable motivation, and problems caused by insufficient infrastructure were found to be negative aspects of online curriculum.

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