Television has opened up a wide spectrum of information for its viewers. Dramas, plays, documentaries, discussions, talk-shows, dances, songs, etc. come flashing before us at the press of a button. Children of today know more of the world than the children of yesteryears.
The potential of television in education and information was realized to be great by a number of experts and hence its use on a very wide scales in classrooms, seminars and discussions these days. It is also being used with very good results for the purpose of long distance education. Television imparts lessons and uses a variety of techniques to make the lessons come alive.
It enlivens the dullness of a classroom. Students can see for themselves many scientific principles that govern the nature. Live examples on the screen simplify the complex nature of definitions. Television takes us to different countries and shows us various civilizations and people. Children become familiar with different cultures and rituals.
Television lessons are found to be having a positive impact on students who are not interested in studies and often play truant. It has been proved that the number of students increases, if television is used as a medium of instruction by the school authorities.
We can thus say that the use of television for education has revolutionized the very concept of teaching. Television lessons make the students more attentive, observant and interactive.