Current Situation of e-Learning in Higher Education: A Case Study

Yasemin Gülbahar
Ankara University, Turkey

Hale Ilgaz
Ankara University, Turkey


E-learning is gaining popularity year by year, with almost all large universities providing online programmes and courses nowadays. Due to high youth population in Turkey, there is a huge demand for e-Learning, especially from disadvantaged groups who also need to work whilst studying and are therefore unable to attend traditional on-campus education for several reasons. As a result, universities are providing different programmes to counter these demands. On the other side, and for similar reasons, having high numbers of on-campus students, universities suffer from inadequate resources in terms of numbers of both instructors and physical classrooms. Consequently, at many universities, mandatory courses delivered to all enrolled students are also being transformed to be provided online.

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