Influences of Technology Communication Especially in 21st-Century Education Technology

Influences of Technology Communication Especially in 21st-Century Education Technology

Influences of Technology Communication Especially in 21st-Century Education Technology

 

  Communication is one of the fundamental elements in almost any field of work, especially in the process of teaching and learning to create positive classroom management. Everyone needs clear responsive communication (CINI, 2007). Teachers are not perfect and go through their whole careers on learning to become the best in a proper manner. Even the Principle has to apologize sometimes. Also, a teacher is a mediator for students. Teachers are not only responsible for teaching their subject material, but they are also responsible for helping students with their confusions. Therefore, teachers must build a proper way of communicating between participators in student to grow up to become a good person, especially most students spend their daytime with their teachers while their parents are working. Furthermore, if teachers-parents-students learn a way to communicate, they will build a strong team on students’ development. Communication between teacher-parents and teacher-students needs to be handled professionally in academic ways. A communication that not only about the good behavior of the students in their learning but a professional way to share about the misbehavior if there’s any that has been made and is a concern from the teacher’s on student development. On the other hand, communication between teacher-student also needs to be handled professionally, sometimes, students may not so open to their parents, but they just need someone to listen about their situations. It would be better to have a proper way of communicating between each party professionally and permissively like Haim Ginott (2012) has been mentioned, we are being strict to misbehavior action, and we can be permissive once it related to feelings.

Another reason, that academic communication should become a habit without interrupting both parties' life to live. For one thing, most parents may know about their teachers based on their child's words in which are our students. This could result in communication not being a crucial one especially to know your students' parents first hand, since the other party like parents only know their child behavior based on what they see at home and surrounds, especially some children only like to show one behavior only to their parents in order to have an attention of their parents, which is rarely seen of their other behavior if not between students and students. Communication could also have trouble way if we don’t use a professionally strict and permissive way of communicating academically. We all know in this 21st-century education, the use of technology almost like a part of our body parts, therefore a technology that can influences communication in the connection between teacher-parents and teacher-students has to be sure about this technology totally can become a neutral ground, instead of benefitting one party in such away. An example scenario if there is a CCTV record about an activity that shown one student hit the other students, then this case should be taken immediate action with a clear investigation on both parties, and influence in this technology called CCTV, may just record the action-reaction that happened, but it didn’t record what is the cause of that hit? Does it true one-party hit the other first? How will we use this technology evidence therefore not interrupting our way to communicate these situations to the parents of those students in action, especially if a student has multiple behavior skills that have not been known by students parents. Additionally, communication throughout technology may have to be handled professionally educative from the teacher's side to either party. Professionally educative in form of using technology to communicate should be professionally stated the situation in a neutral ground, by providing reliable evidence and lastly by being permissive to some matter that needed a human empathy or emotions, but not being to exploded in a permissive way. An example in here, even though in the 21st century there are tons of way that we can use to communicate like using online chatting voice-text platforms such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Line, Kakao, Skype, etc. which are superbly convenient in a way of us to deliver messages in a private or in group messages by any form like video, audio, picture, documents, text messages, or voice message, but as a teacher, we still need to have a professionally educative matter, in terms like should we sent immediately a pictures or a video of one student sleeping during a class to a group messages full of parents? Should we send this picture or a video of one student sleeping to a group of messages full of students? Or in the other way, should we inform the parents of this child immediately without hearing the story from the child? With plenty of analysis situation and condition that happened and may needed to be communicated between teacher-school admin, before going to parents with that misbehavior situation and evidence that exist, with regards Perry Callas ever mentioned when people become addicted to texting, messaging or blogging and forget that the point of it all is to make connections with other humans, they can become isolated, not more connected. Therefore the way of communication also should not be exaggerated by texting tons of messages since it’s an online platform, but as professional educative teachers, we should texting on terms the necessary that it needs to be informed, and absolutely with a proper way of communicating. A proper way on communicated in terms like there are a mountain and hill situations instead of a flat horizontally straight line like a machine like been quoted by Amatea (2012), “Establishing trust is essential to establishing cultural frames of reference and points of connection”. It is good to have a digital way of communicating the serious concern for each parent in the progress of their child learning at the school as students, but it also needs to be professionally educative in a teacher way on delivering the message to help the student progress development to become a human which they supposed to become.

 

  Finally, the seriousness of using technology to communicate is not the same in all kinds of levels of educations. Higher Education students value individualism in privatism and honesty. Students also human like all of us, especially in their teenage to the process of becoming mature mentally, intellectually and hopefully spiritually, therefore those students do have a thing that they consider as private in which they may just share it with you as a teacher whose listening. Even though some students may not so open up with the teacher at the school. It’s a quiet vertical situation in any means in many places around the world that 21st-century communication technology hasn’t yet been used appropriately in an education timely manner. That makes most parents and students not so interested in communicating through technology. On the other hand, not all higher education share this attitude about 21st-century communication technology. In Covid's situation, for example, most teaching learnings are taught online, in order to help each other participants in education, and not to be missing the educational purposes. It’s should become common for teachers to giving some guidance about learning processes and what would teachers likely know throughout some platform that can be used to monitor the progress, even though will not be 100% the same as on-site monitoring. But, this flexibility among online learner become a true challenge in educator to not only showing our care on helping those students to learn but also proper guidance throughout some possibly reliable accessible resources for our students to learn appropriately. If we gave them a similar thing by watching us and our presentation throughout platform like ZOOM, Google meets, or some other platforms, they will likely our students lose their intentions on learning itself, especially in the learning that required an engagement with practical experiments, has been mentioned by Crystal Higgs (2013) which if students have presented themselves through their classwork, educators should be able to develop the correct approach when addressing a concern. On the other hand, as much as online smart kids now a day, then as an educator we should provide enough information if those online smart kids have performed such plagiarism in submitting their work, and not just judging by their lateness submission. It’s super convenient with all of these online platforms that happened in 21st-century technology communication. This technology of communication may not yet be exposed profoundly as it has to be, more than just a texting message, sending pictures/videos, and calling, but in fact, we also can do more like taking surveys, starting healthy discussions among groups of similar interest with a statement or connected link than just a question out of the blue, giving a profound help that for students need extra care without crossing the boundary of education, this is like has been researching by Gregory and Ripski (2008) in which when students make connections through the shared knowledge of cultural components such as communication, behavior, and background, the student-teacher relationship will be strengthened. Because there are different views on communicating and especially in the use of technology to communicate, then teacher-parents and teacher-students should know an educative boundary on which level they do need to communicate, and how they should communicate on helping each other professionally and not personally. After all, like Linda Albert said students may not remember what we teach them but they will remember how we treat them, which also happens not to only students but to parents as well.


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