Cilt 15, Sayı 2, Sayfalar 175 - 193 2015-02-27

Meeting The Needs Of Distance Learners 
Of M Ed Program: Bangladesh Open University Perspective


Amirul ISLAM [1] , Sakiba FERDOWSI [2]

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This study draws on the experience of a cohort of 22 students from 09 tutorial centers enrolled in a Master of Education (M Ed) distance learning program administered by the Bangladesh Open University (BOU). It's purpose is to locate the aims and philosophies of distance learning within the experiences of actual distance learners in order to see if learners' needs were being met by the program and to obtain a fuller understanding of core aspects of distance education. The study found that students were, on the whole, satisfied with the course materials, the choice of modules, assignment feedback, and length of time given to complete the assignments, but significant problems surfaced regarding issues of student support, and access to and provision of resource materials. Arguably, these are issues intrinsic to the successful provision of distance learning courses, and the results both concord with aspects of the research literature (Burge & Howard, 1990; Chen, 1997; Hyland, 2001; Morgan, 1995; Robinson, 1995; Simpson, 2000; Tait, 2000) and raise some interesting questions regarding the provision of distance education and its ability to meet the needs of learners.
Distance Education; Distance Learners; Needs of Distance Learners; Students’ Satisfaction.
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Bibtex @ { tojde175955, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2015}, volume = {15}, pages = {175 - 193}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.60412}, title = {Meeting The Needs Of Distance Learners 
Of M Ed Program: Bangladesh Open University Perspective
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APA ISLAM, A , FERDOWSI, S . (2015). Meeting The Needs Of Distance Learners 
Of M Ed Program: Bangladesh Open University Perspective
. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 15 (2), 175-193. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.60412
MLA ISLAM, A , FERDOWSI, S . "Meeting The Needs Of Distance Learners 
Of M Ed Program: Bangladesh Open University Perspective
". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 15 (2015): 175-193 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tojde/issue/16892/175955>
Chicago ISLAM, A , FERDOWSI, S . "Meeting The Needs Of Distance Learners 
Of M Ed Program: Bangladesh Open University Perspective
". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 15 (2015): 175-193
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