International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 8, Part G (2019)
Emerging contours of education in the matrix of social media
It becomes essential to blend real life and all-inclusive experience with theoretical knowledge in the age where a child is growing with ever-advancing information technology. Present educators are constantly endeavoring to bring the globe within the four walls of class-room using unconventional means offered by electronic media and ICT. The concept of hybrid learning is not a naïve concept, but it came into limelight after 1960 and it became popular in 2006 with publication of Handbook of Blended Learning: Global Perspectives, Local Designs - by Curtis J. Bonk and Charles R. Graham. Earlier means of mass communication were incorporated to expand the reign of education, but this gradual increasing tendency towards the use of technology to learn especially with the invent of search engines like Google, yahoo etc. a tension initiated between the teacher and the taught. The learners got bewildered to have an access to the oceans of information and they were indecisive to choose the relevant information. They were able to access a lot of fact and figures, but the same could not be transformed into knowledge in the absence of the instructor. Now teachers are upgrading themselves and using the fusion of convention and technology and social media is the latest tool to ameliorate the teaching-learning process. The purpose of this paper is to deliberate over the potential of social media when used with the formal structure of education.
How to cite this article:
Jatinder Kaur. Emerging contours of education in the matrix of social media. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(8):434-437.