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The transformation of educational technology: Television as a teaching platform

By Gemma A. Grecia

Television represents a technological marvel of the 21st century, serving as a powerful medium that transports millions of individuals to distant locations daily. It stands as a hallmark of the ongoing technological revolution that has reshaped various facets of our world. Within the educational landscape of the Philippines, projectors have traditionally played a pivotal role in classrooms, aiding in both regular discussions and film viewing sessions. However, a challenge arises as many schools possess limited projectors, hindering their daily use by teachers. The advent of LED flat-screen TVs has introduced a novel dimension to teaching, revolutionizing the learning experience.

This shift is particularly significant due to the widespread adoption of flat-screen TVs in educational settings. These standard TVs, once primarily employed for watching news and entertainment programs, have now become instrumental in the teaching process. The incorporation of features such as Smart TV capabilities and Wi-Fi connectivity has greatly enhanced the presentation of new lessons in the classroom. Moreover, practical specifications like USB flash drive compatibility and HDMI connectivity have proven invaluable in enriching class discussions with multimedia content.

The pervasive transformation in lifestyle has profound implications for individuals’ character development, which, in turn, influences their preferred learning styles. These evolving learning styles, in aggregate, bear implications for the overall development of the nation’s educational system. Notably, the integration of television as an educational platform aligns with these philosophical underpinnings, ushering in a new era of technology-driven teaching and learning.


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