PROMISES OF SOCIAL MEDIA ENABLED LEARNING IN EDUCATION

Authors

  • Ms. Charu Saini Research Scholar, Department of Teacher Training and Non-Formal Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
  • Prof. Jessy Abraham Department of Teacher Training and Non-Formal Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi

Keywords:

Social media, Constructivist learning, Collaborative Learning, Education system

Abstract

Social media is one technological discovery in the last decade which has affected all aspects of human lives. Social media has invaded in and is affecting all aspect of social system (be it political system, economical system, culture, or education system). This can be attributed due to user friendliness and ease of access of these social media technologies. According to a recent survey report there were approximately 216.5 million social network users in India by the end of 2016 and this statistic has been estimated to reach 358.2 million in the year 2021 (statista.com).  The effect of social media is also evident in the education system. Teachers and learners across the globe use these technologies to connect with others and share content on these platforms.  Researchers around the world are interested in exploring the promises and potentialities that these social media technologies can bring in the education system.  The objective of this paper is to discuss different attributes of social media tools that can prove to be beneficial in the education system. In the present paper, the benefits or promises of using social media enabled learning within the education system were also discussed.

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Published

15-02-2017

How to Cite

Ms. Charu Saini, & Prof. Jessy Abraham. (2017). PROMISES OF SOCIAL MEDIA ENABLED LEARNING IN EDUCATION. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 3(2). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/661