The Secondary School Students’ Opinions on Distance Education
- Distance education, Secondary school, Students’ Opinions.
The purpose of this study is to find out secondary school students’ opinions on distance education, after encountering the distance education process for the first time. Descriptive scanning model was used for this research and the sample chosen from the universe was used to determine the result. The study was carried out with 172 volunteers from 672 secondary school students studying in secondary schools located in Salıpazarı district of Samsun. The data was collected using “Opinions on Distance Education Scale”. The data analysis, it was found out that the students’ opinions on distance education were at the indecisive level with 2.91; 47% were indecisive about distance education, 27% did not want distance education; 80% of them find teachers inadequate; 47% of them partially understood the lessons and 39% did not understand the lessons at all. The leading problems students encountered were the interpersonal communication and internet connection problems and that students preferred formal education to distance education.