Interactive Media Steer in Educational Television Programs

Interactive Media Steer in Educational Television Programs

Burçin Ispir (Anadolu University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3822-6.ch053
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Most distance education institutions still use traditional media such radio, television, printed materials to provide and support education. The educational materials are designed according to the students' individual necessities. So, students can maintain their own learning. The most important property of digital media is interactivity. Traditional media provide interactivity with the support of digital media. To provide a transparent learning and teaching activity in cyber space can be accomplish with interactive opportunities to all learners. In this case the most effective environment should have open access to everyone, easy to follow, unlimited information access. These specialties can be seen in web-based environments. In these days we can eliminate the noninteractive structure of traditional media with the support of web based environments. With the development of Web 2.0 technology, social media applications have gained great popularity in recent years. This chapter will explain, the contribution of Web 2.0 on television in distance education systems.
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Distance Education And Communication Technologies

In fact the Distance education concept is not a new concept. Concept was used primarily in 1892 catalogue of Wisconsin University (Verduin & Clark, 1994: 7). First use of concept in the form of “Maintain the teaching-learning relationship of student and teacher separately from each other” was heard while had a conversation between Moore and Börje who is Swedish pedagogue. First beginning of the distance education was performed with letter. Later on it was used different communication and information technologies in teaching presentation parallelly to emerging technologies.

Definition of the concept was changed by the time as well as technologies used in teaching presentation. Because it has been formed the distance education perception in which placed the teaching methods and techniques, student expectations and requirements, individual needs in changing conditions to forefront. In this regard, the distance education concept has been possessed wider definition. Distance education is defined as system in which the communication provided with technology and student gets education independently from time and place.

As it is understood through its definition, distance education defines the activity in which continued the teaching activities with communication technolgies' support. Therefore distance education institutions carry on the activities as institutions providing the ideal education opportunity for students by following the developments in communication technologies. Diffusion of individual-centered instructional approach, understanding of interaction's importance in education caused to arising the wider use perception of communication technologies in teaching domain.

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