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Use of Educational Technology in Promoting Distance Education


Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Volume 13, Number 1, ISSN 1302-6488


Educational technology plays an important role in distance education system. By adapting new communication educational technologies in distance educational programmes their quality could be ensured. Instructions conducted through the use of technologies which significantly or completely eliminate the traditional face to face communication between teacher and students lead to distance education. Now a days, media such as computer, artificial satellites, digital libraries, telephones, radio and television broadcasting and other technologies are presenting their potential for the purpose. Audio, video and print materials provide the base while internet is becoming cheap, fast and effective medium. Immense resources are already available on the web. In addition, technology is rushing to bring in revolution in the filed of distance education. So in future, positive changes can be apprehended.


Rashid, M. & Elahi, U. (2012). Use of Educational Technology in Promoting Distance Education. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 13(1), 79-86. Retrieved October 20, 2019 from .

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