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New Educational Methods Discussed at EMU Faculty of Architecture

New Educational Methods Discussed at EMU Faculty of Architecture
Published Date: Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Architecture organized a seminar for faculty members on the 9th of October 2018 Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., at A01 Alpay Özdural Conference Hall. The seminar titled “Advances in Distance Education: Models and Opportunities in Architecture Education” under the theme of “Life Long Learning” concept of the Faculty, was given by EMU Distance Education Institute Director Prof. Dr. M. Yaşar Özden. Prof. Dr. Özden compared the conventional education methods and distance education methods of today.

“Flipped Classroom Model Evaluated”

Prof. Dr. Özden stated that the “Flipped Classroom” model which stands for an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom as a very effective at architecture education. Prof. Dr. Özden has given an example from a research conducted about a classroom with a rate of 50% failure before adapting the Flipped Clasroom model. Prof. Dr. Özden stated that the failure was decreased to a considerable rate which was 19% after the method was executed. Prof. Dr. Özden gave information about how Moodle and Office 365 applications are adapted to classes and underlined that blended learning (face to face and distance education) increases the success rates of the students considerably. After the Q&A session, Faculty of Architecture Dean Prof. Dr. Özgür Dinçyürek has presented a thank you plaque to Prof. Dr. Özden.