Effectiveness of distance education applications used in pandemic period: the case of TRNC universities
Keywords:Covid-19 pandemic, Northern Cyprus, distance education, Moodle, synchronous class, live class application
In this paper, the transition processes of higher education institutions in the TRNC to distance education during the Covid-19 pandemic and their development in this regard are evaluated and examined. The aim of the research is to evaluate the practices of higher education institutions in the TRNC in the transition to distance education during the pandemic period. For this purpose, the transition processes and developments of higher education institutions in the TRNC to distance education during the Covid-19 pandemic are evaluated and examined in this study. In the research, descriptive survey model, which is one of the survey models, was used. The number of participants consisted of 30 people from 8 major universities in the TRNC. Participants were determined through purposive sampling. An interview form consisting of 8 open-ended questions was used to obtain the data that would form the basis of the research. It was seen that although there were minor setbacks in some universities during the full transition to distance education in the pandemic period, these problems were resolved in a short time, and in general, universities in the TRNC managed distance education well during the pandemic process.