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.
EduSoMedia was not a Model of Learning or Teaching when it was first coined or framed. The story behind the country's (in fact world's) first Innovative Learning Model of Social Media Integration into HigherEd started without a name or title.
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.
Apna Radio aka Our Radio is just a random shot to the galaxy of professional Podcasters and we are sure to grab a few shining stars with this out-of-the-way thing. The show was recorded without a given script and the surprised-but-smart people participated with a happy heart.
The EduSoMedia Blogs have been recognised globally as an initiative to empower the HigherEd learners. When the blogs were first made and student started
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!
The best we can do for and with Technology is to use to the best of our welfare and enhancement of learning. While we see that the new generation is quite slow in reading and even the texts are sometimes failing to sustain the diversions, EklavyaParv and EduSoMedia team presents to you the Learning Radio.
Visit the Class Blog of III Semester: B. Tech. CSE- Amity School of Engineering and Technology. These classes had come ahead to participate in this unique task of making a difference in their learning. No one knew, even the teacher did not, that this enterprise of learning shall become a benchmark in future.
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.
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.
This is an opening post to share the Efforts done by the dynamic students I work with. #EduSoMedia: Education through Social Media has been developed with these students only and they have contributed a lot in the revival of ClassRoom.