Investigation of Parents` Opinions about Distance Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The purpose of the current study is to investigate the distance education given via the Education Information Network platform, TRT EBA-TV and EBA live lesson during the Covid-19 pandemic on the basis of parents' opinions. The current study employing the survey model was conducted with the participation of 709 parents. The research data were collected by an online questionnaire prepared by the researchers. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. As a result of the study, it was determined that during the distance education process, parents ensured that their children followed the lessons and motivated them, and students were eager to participate in the lessons. It was determined that student motivation was negatively affected for reasons such as connection problems and being closed at home during the pandemic. Parents stated that their awareness of their children's education increased and they better understood the value of the teacher and school. It was revealed that there were technical problems in the process but support was received for the problems encountered. Though the parents think that face-to-face education cannot be replaced by distance education, they are of the opinion that distance education was good during the pandemic so that their children did not get alienated from the school.
Distance-Schooling, Eltern, International, Quantitative Studie, Türkei
Demir, Engin, Gologlu Demir, Cennet (2021). Investigation of Parents` Opinions about Distance Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 22, 42–57.