The age of bots and robots is here. When we see Sophia getting the citizenship of a country (Forbes, 2017), EdTech and EduSoMedia cannot be kept much far from the classroom. With Artificial Intelligence (AI) being able to predict deaths in advance, with Design Thinking bringing a new approach to problem-solving in the world,
Virtual Realityhanding over the wonders of the world to your eyes and Google Earth’s virtual tour making you marvel at tech-wonders, the classroom and teachers do deserve the right to be equipped and empowered with the advanced and simple resources. If we agree that we are developing the technology for a better future, then the children in the classroom have the right to use these. It is they, who are going to be the future actually. All these things have already been introduced to the modern age students in the leading countries of the world, we cannot afford to neglect the role of actual Educational Technology and Education through Social Media around us. CBSE’s instructive circular about introducing AI in the schools is an acceptance of the crisis, rather than the importance of technology and social media smartness. It is conspicuous to everyone that technology is important and has to be there in education. It can be anticipated that by delivering Education through Social Media, we can also accomplish Social Media Education. To keep one away from the precarious practice of something, we better give them a handful of better usage skills of that resource. This paper is an attempt to list out the assertions that advocate an urgent intervention in and empowerment of the classroom, by expanding it beyond those four walls. As the agents remain the teachers and the institutional decision makers, detailed deliberations are presented to them for a thoughtful introduction of the two pertinent facets of sustainable learning.
Key Words: EdTech, EduSoMedia, Pedagogy, ICT, Personal Learning Network (PLN), AI
- Parveen Kumar