Trinity Journal of Management, IT & Media (TJMITM) Year: 2016 (Jan-Dec), Volume: (7), Issue. (1) First page: (60) Last page: (62) Online ISSN: A/F Print ISSN: 2320-6470 doi:
Digital Media And Teaching Practices : A Study Of Social Media And Educational Portals
Ms. Shikha Sharma
1Assistant Professor; School of Journalism and Mass communication, K. R. Mangalam University, Sohna Road
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With the advent of digital media & enhancement of the reach of internet facilities to everyone’s life, digital media is providing us a whole new platform for enhanced teaching methodologies to be inculcated in our education system. Educators will now have an opportunity to amalgamate face-to-face and digital learning models to advance an engaged, efficient and affordable model of learning. Digital media technologies and social media websites also provide a better medium to engage a diverse student population. Numerous researches in this field also indicate that active learning through digital devices is much more beneficial for students. Social media personalizes the students or learners approach towards the education system now they are sharing their experiences and ideas through social media and educational portals like; Facebook, Twitter, StudyPal. co, Bharatstudent.com, NewsWriters.in and many more which is totally different from the conventional style of teaching. These emerging technologies are providing a paradigm shift to conventional educational practices. This includes changes in key teaching and learning dimensions at the level of interactivity, medium of communication, constraints on educational process & learning outcomes. It is very important for the educationist to come up with new methods of assessment with the unique competencies of the digital media. The objective of this paper will be to provide the content analysis of different educational portals their methodology towards students, their acceptance in them and how they are helping them to grow in their arena.
Digital Media Technologies, Social Media, Educational Portals and Education System.