The television is one such audio- visual medium which has a deep reach among the audience. Adults as well as adults are extremely influenced by what is shown on the television. People are extremely attached with this medium.
It is high time that the television needs to be more innovative. This will make the people learn something beneficial from it. This medium must be more interactive so that the children and young adults who spend their leisure time in the company of this gadget gain something positive from this medium. This is one such medium whose importance and reach if tapped effectively then a lot of benefit can be derived from it. This is really a misery that even after such a long time this medium has not been utilized properly.
Television if made more innovative will make the users realize its importance and thereby lot of benefits can be derived. Children who simply waste their time sitting idle in front of the idiot box can be made to learn something each day. This will add to the rate of their growth and this will be reflected in the things that they do on a daily basis.
The television must not be treated only as a source of entertainment . It should be more innovative and thus people will be able to connect with this medium in a better way and thereby its importance will also be increased greatly.
For these various reasons use of television has been increasing from day to day by a large audiences. It makes television inevitable in the practice of distance education field in Turkey as a developing country. From the point of the faculty, television broadcast can reach a large audience across the country through its national network. The faculty can also make use of newer, synchronous technologies or use interactive technologies such as teleconferencing, internet services, etc.
Using of these technologies should take into account the target community. In other words, the best technology to provide all individuals equal opportunities is radio-television technology. This is the main reason that television, a more advantageous technological tool than radio with its audio-visual facilities, is being used non-stop and is improving in each project of the Open Education Faculty.
Television, which has an important place in mass communication, has a significant role in distance education with its special position, the way of presentation and qualities peculiar to itself.