A Teacher is a strange being. Right from the first day of the class to the last one before the evaluation process starts, the efforts go endlessly. Technology, which deserves safe-hands of a teacher is yet to be made a part of the pedagogy. Though some teachers have already moved to embrace the EdTech and EduSoMedia. Parveen shares his experiences and the establishment of EduSoMedia Model of Learning
EdTechReview organised a much-needed brainstorming conference for the Higher Education of India. Of course, it has global relevance too but the concern and the first-hand models we came face-to-face with, came from the Indian HigherEd. I was invited as a Speaker and the task was to talk on Social Media in Education. Based on the EduSoMedia Model of Learning that I have been developing for the last six years, it was something very close to the mission I have taken.
This is the address I gave there and the response was overwhelming. There were a few questions only. I was not surprised to find that Education through Social Media was still the forbidden or less-known thing for the Teachers.
When I post this article today, in 2019, I am still realising that things haven't changed much. The availability on the Internet, over-use of smartphones and a comfortable communication atmosphere haven't helped much. The taboo remains the same. There are bans on Mobile Phones and 'Advisories' to stay away. We fail to provide an alternative to the users i.e. Students and Teachers.
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