'Speak Freely-Keep the Conversation Going-Share Moments that Matter-Say What's On Your Mind' Education is Communication. The moment we stop dialogue, education ends. It has been followed since the beginning of our civilisation that we need to connect with others and thereafter collaborate to grow.
It started with the desire to learn more and for a teacher, Learning resides in the LEARNING by Students. I believe that we learn through teaching. Being in the Chair of the Teacher King, we can do wonders. My Teachers have done this to me and I am determined to take that dedication ahead.
It is never too late for a new beginning. And when it is the right thing at the right time, we shall call it a win-win for all. The 21st Century has opened those horizons of advantages and opportunities which will surely take us to victorious destinations in Education. Using Technology in education is a default thing and we may never be surprised at this sync, as it is but natural. Podcasting, the new name for 'Audio Blogging' is the new IN THING in Education now, so will be PodMOOCs.
SWAYA : India has lot to do with Education and we have a self-proclaimed authority over learning. Yes! We mean it when we talk of real learning as the foundation of true education has its roots in our civilization.
Every Communication, by and large, has one thing in common: The Communicators must connect to the expectations and needs of the receivers, and this only leads to the desired response for them.
Apps that Speak are on the rise. We get to see a new App to record voice and broadcast, every day. It is the season of bloom for the music apps and podcasting is not an unknown term anymore. We know Gaana, SoundCloud, Spotify, Anchor, RadioPublic, Google Podcasts and Podbean etc. What is there for Education in this boom of yet another technology product? Of course- Opportunity and Advantage!
SWAYAM: Evoking an Innovative Tomorrow
As the 25th of September, 2014 is approaching, the stirs in the Indian educational landscape are becoming louder.
Teaching is a challenging job when we have focused on defined outcomes. There can always be a debate over the various dimensions of teaching and learning. What we avoid generally are the learning dimensions of education.
We all carry a certain amount of hope in us. When we don’t see our efforts fulfilling enough, we instil hope that some divine intervention shall assist us to pass through the modern world Bermuda Triangle. The crisis has been in education where things have been caged for a few and there remains a vacuum to be filled.
What is EduSoMedia? EduSoMedia stands for Education through Social Media. Making optimum use of Social Media Platforms/Networks by integrating them into teaching-learning methodology. The Pedagogy of Teaching uses Blogging, YouTube, Podcasts, Twitter, Google Hangouts, Webinars etc. to keep the classroom active at all times to achieve collaborative learning.
The 21st Century has brought us face-to-face with the most advanced technologies. This interaction and collaboration have actually taken place in education. The classroom has become the canvas where we see the technologies and innovations getting integrated through the zeal of the teacher. There is one resource, which came into existence in the 21st century itself but still less used by us. It is even more ignored in Education, where it should be brought to the forefront. This is PODCASTING.
From July 2009 to December 2015, my life was full of accomplishments that were learning gifts from my students at Amity University Noida. The tenure was designated as a faculty but the experience was of a different nature. It could not remain confined to the narrow walls of stereotyped instructions.