As far as Distance Education is concerned, Australia is coming. In rural Australia, local subsistence agriculture is a source of land that spans many kilometers between settlements. If a school of 50 people is established, the path that the closest student has to take every day is 30km. For this reason the schooling rate is very low. At the beginning of the 1900's, Australia began implementing Distance Education to solve this problem. This education, which continues to develop and continue today, evolved from the radio to the television and from the television to the internet. It can be trained independently on the road without suffering from a road problem.
Distance education culture could not be adopted in our country. Whether it is people who can not read without getting the smell of the book, we are in a very slow development in this area compared to other countries. But social media is very popular in our country. For this reason, the option of training via social media instead of classical distance education has recently started to be discussed. It is on the agenda to educate through social media, not to give all the education on social media in sight, but to support organized education.
Teachers in all educational institutions, from primary school to university, are slowly discovering that they can reach their students through social media. For this purpose, they form groups with students and share documents in groups. However, making this process systematic is not yet talked about, but visionary teachers are going to achieve significant achievements in this area.
One of the biggest mistakes teachers make in social media is to explain their students' secrets. Teachers who tell the events passing through the beginning of the school in a particular way on Facebook become a hole to be hidden after a while. Also, while teachers' comments on the sharing of students are generally considered funny by us, students do not like it too much. In addition, the limits of freedom of association between teachers and students can be quite challenging. That's why it's important for teachers to use their privacy settings on Facebook shares. Especially when teachers make political comments through social media and send game requests, they are disgusted by the students.
Teachers must be in contact with their students on Facebook and Twitter. They may be aware of the difficulties they may face with their students through social media, or they may discover an area where their students are very talented. At the same time, remembering that students are sometimes people in their students will add a plus to the teacher-student relationship.
I have a surprise for teachers who can not be social media. "You are already in social media." Your students share a lot of positive / negative things about you. It is in your hands if you can produce a value other than dry rudeness with them. A Facebook group that you will use with your students can bring your Twitter hashtag communication to different sizes. Facebook groups can upload extra documents / pictures / audio files, so you can give extra information. You can also make your lessons fun with Twitter via HashTags. You can integrate your homework with Twitter because mobile phones are forbidden on school and even if you are not forbidden, derste tweets will be perceived as negative by our society.
It is exciting to be able to create a community where students ask and answer each other questions about their homework under a particular hashtag, and that different teachers - or everyone else - can participate in these discussions. By communicating with your students on different platforms, you will better understand their perspective and you will be better prepared to face the problems of generation conflict.