TURKEY MADE DIGITAL WORLD LIST WITH ITS DISTANCE EDUCATION STATISTICS"EBA which was used actively during distance education initiated by the Ministry of National Eduction on March 23 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, became the 10th most visited internet site of Turkey with 3.1 billion clicks and 3rd most visited education site in the world. EBA mobile application was downloaded 16 million and 700 thousand times by Android phones and 1 million 800 thousand times for iOs devices. TRT EBA made 2 thousand and 516 hours of broadcast and 7 million 383 thousand and 213 students as well as 1 million 30 thousand and 516 teachers actively used EBA."
The Coronavirus pandemic created massive hardships in training and education all over the world. Various different statistics revealed that the total number of students living in the countries under the effect of the pandemic corresponds to 87 percent of the total number of students in the world and this figure is 1.5 billion. Following China, Turkey was the second country that provided distance education at the national level due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After education was halted in Turkey as part of the coronavirus measures, distance education began on March 23 for more than 18 million students in the country on 3 new television channels on TRT EBA and enhanced EBA as a result of efforts of the Ministry of National Education. The distance education process in 2019-2020 education year ended on June 19.
Lessons were shot in 10 different studios in Ankara and İstanbul for TRT EBA distance education broadcasts. 674 students from 93 branches participated in the shootings and total of 2 thousand and 358 lesson videos were produced.
In addition to arts, sports, science and guidance activities, special programs for parents were also produced during the distance education process.
2 thousand and 516 hours of broadcast in TRT EBA channels
A total of 2 thousand and 516 hours of broadcast were made between March 23 Mart and June 19 on TRT EBA TV Primary School, TRT EBA TV Secondary School and TRT EBA TV High School channels.
How many students actively used EBA?
Throughout the distance education process, 7 million 383 thousand and 213 students and 1 million 30 thousand and 516 teachers actively used EBA. EBA was transformed into a structure that allowed 18 million students to use it for 24 hours and 7 days.
Meanwhile, live classroom application aiming at interactive teaching by eliminating the distance between the student and the teacher was also initiated during the distance education process. As ofe today, 5 million 954 thousand and 174 live classes were held in EBA live classroom application.
Students who were for working for exams favored EBA
Moreover, the Ministry prepared programs covering classes which provided questions that will come up at the Higher Education Institutions Exam (YKS) and High School Entrance Exam (LGS) for 8th and 12th grade students.
EBA Academic Support Module which activated and which was enhanced with artificial intelligence for students who are preparing for university became highly popular among students during the distance education process. One million 170 thousand and 168 students and 189 thousand and 477 teachers actively used the EBA Academic Support Module.
During this process, the Ministry prepared a program for solving test questions on TRT EBA channel for students who are preparing for exams.
EBA summer program will start
Starting from June 29, TRT EBA channel that played an important role in giving equal opportunity in education will start a program that will continue until the end of summer.
During the summer, number of academic courses will be decreased and design skill workshop broadcasts will increase. Moreover, English teaching classes will be aired in order to teach students a foreign language and there will also be a support package for primary school students.
In addition to sharing Turkey's experience during distance education process with more than 30 countries, new worldwide investments are planned regarding EBA.
Face to face remedial, adaptation and orientation training for official training and education institutions will begin on August 31 Monday. Face to face remedial training will continue for 3 weeks and they will continue throughout the year via supportive training courses.
After the opening of the new school year, the TRT EBA channel and EBA will be used actively for training in addition to face to face education.