Assoc. Prof. Dr. Antonio Teixeira from Alberta University of Portugal and Prof. Dr. Yüksel Göktaş from Atatürk University of Turkey attended as speakers to the panel held in Turkish and English languages and moderated by Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altınay, Director of Educational Sciences Institute.
According to the information provided by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of Near East University, the Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altınay, who made the opening speech of the panel, drew attention to the importance of awareness and scientific dimensions in research and changing education conditions. Deputy Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences Prof. Dr. Zehra Altınay, on the other hand, gave information to graduate students on social transformation in education and research, and touched on the place of an interdisciplinary environment in vital and professional development.
Prof. Dr. Yüksel Göktaş; “Collaboration is necessary without taking distances into consideration…”
The panel's Turkish speech was given by Atatürk University lecturer Prof. Dr. Yüksel Göktaş the speech in English was made by Assoc. Prof. Dr. António Teixeira from Portugal. In the online panel, discussions were held on the importance of research and the future of distance education in terms of social change. Prof. Dr. Göktaş emphasized that not only the theoretical knowledge but also the information in philosophical life should be developed, the reading resources should be increased and cooperation should be made without taking distances into account, in the light of the current studies and by giving basic suggestions to both faculty and postgraduate researchers.
Prof. Dr. Yüksel Göktaş shared the necessity of thinking about the future with the basic data of yesterday, as well as his experiences and studies on research fields and techniques, and mentioned about his suggestions that shed light on the development of the graduate programs.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. António Teixeira; “Distance education studies are important to reveal the findings that will be shaping the future..."
Assoc. Prof. Dr. António Teixeira, on the other hand, emphasized the necessity of both students learning and interactive participation in an online learning environment during the pandemic period through which a digital transformation is being experienced. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teixeira stated that everyone should be aware of their social responsibility and contribute to change, and that distance education studies in this period can reveal important findings in shaping the future.
Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altınay; “Institute activities will continue…”
At the end of the panel, Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altınay, Director of Educational Sciences, expressed her gratitude to the participants and speakers, and stated that they will continue the institutional activities in order to share the innovations.