Undoubtedly and unquestionably, it’s a definite assertion, that the present age media has become global and caused a huge paradigm shift in the world of New Age Teaching and Learning and in the field of communication. With teachers and students being well acquainted with the present emerging trends in media, creating a realm of digital environment has been one of the monumental achievements.
With a boom in science and technology, one can see communication thriving in the bosom of some today’s highly popularized social networking sites. New age Media create a new community where teachers and students do not have to communicate by means of the traditional face-to-face classroom environment but help connect students and faculty build proficient networks that connect them to communities beyond classroom. The new changing way of teaching-learning environment definitely brings about impacts. New age media does not intend to interchange traditional learning, but can complement the scenery of traditional learning by adding more tools at its disposal. The type of learning and assessment used in traditional education needs to evolve in order to adapt to an increasing network world. Instead of just using a white board and power point presentation for a lecture, online videos, photos, blogs can serve as interactive materials while interactive dialogue can also come from discussion boards, online forums, virtual meetings and recorded text messaging transcripts on social media sites. It also transforms the role of the tutor from being a content source to a content transcriber of a skill developer.
Literally, this is the collaboration age. We can all connect instantly across time zones and oceans and the four walls of the class room no longer limit students’ reach. The collaboration age is about learning with a decidedly different group of “other” people whom we may not know and may never meet, but who share our passion and interests and are willing to unrest in exploring them together
Generally, technology is making a fundamental revolution in the system that teachers interact with their classes. Experts working with young people could perhaps, make more use of the informal development of e-skills at the very least. Teachers and students can obtain ideas from different sources, thus facilitating deeper interactive discussions during classes. Social media education is needed now more than ever with Technology being more than an enabler in education.
At KTC, the participants will be given more insights on the use of new age media as an effective 21st century teaching methodology.