Using New Media and SNS Even though image and multimedia are becoming increasingly prevalent, text still dominates especially in educational setting and academia. It is rare to see a theoretical piece in any form other than a traditional print paper. Even with attempts to incorporate new technologies and literacies in classes, as teachers we fail to employ these literacies in novel ways . Rather, we take an already existing genre and require the content to be presented with the new technology as its form rather than seeing the new technology as a new literacy or genre in itself. For example, when presenting with PowerPoint software we rely mostly on text formatted in point form.
Using New Media and SNS In the attempt to stay current, educators are beginning to incorporate social media tools more frequently in their classes. Blogs and SNS’s are being used more regularly to encourage curriculum based discourse outside of classroom walls or in the class. we are approaching these SNS’s and blogs in the same manner as carefree methods. I mean, we now encourage our students or we students to provide more conversational text that is the norm with social media, and the inclusion of visuals and multimedia is almost existing widely in the modern school or institutions.
Educational Institution and Using SNS We have already become members of Facebook or another Internet network. These kinds of interactive web-based networks are called Social Networking Services (SNS). SNS focuses on the building of online social networks that enable us to share interests and activities and/or find others who are interested in exploring similar interests and activities. SNS provides various ways for members to interact, such as email/messaging, chatting, video chatting, voice chatting, file sharing (sharing pictures, video and music files), blogging (writing a personal diary), forum/discussion groups etc. In our class, we usually run our course through Facebook as tool of SNS and sharing an advanced multicultural discourse. When we attempt the class, we feel free from a burden of traditional throat-telling method and this new method crafts us to the new smart techno-educational system.
Educational Institution and Using SNS Using SNS, in class room, especially Facebook is significant for us due to the several reasons:(i) easy to submit our homework (ii) it makes us Collectiveintelligence‘ among the various knowledge (iii) socialconstructionism, which is one of the mainstays of learninglecture from the professor, in this learning, we do not onlyreceive information, but learn actively through the process ofexchanging ideas with each other or the process ofparticipating in a social and cultural activity (iv) this style hasnot given a chance to participate in social activities on the web.But also I think, it enables us to interact and learn byparticipating in activities on the web, so it has the potential tobe an educational resource. In order to maximize the benefit ofusing this idea as a resource, we need to be actively involvedin the multiple mind, and not just observing or gatheringinformation but also teaching something to others.
Using SNS in Everyday Life Society exists in a digital age, where everything in our lives is spread out across as much media as possible and this media is shaped by everyone. In my personal case in Korea (though I m low- tech chap) it is a part of my everyday life and i do the same in the internet as in real life, probably in a more efficient, faster and cheaper way. On the other hand, communication using the internet as a channel is becoming increasingly popular. One of them, (SNS) such as Facebook with the proliferation comes to me giving an impact on everyday life as an understanding in what people do and how they do with me. SNS also offer the chance of communication in cases where mobility is often a hindrance to social interaction. Sometime when I feel I m helplessness to do something that SNS makes me able to stay in touch with existing relations and friends, as well as get in touch with people who have similar issues and they eventually help me.
Using SNS in Everyday Life I saw in society, SNS can provides a unique, convenient communication tool that does not require speaking verbally and as such may empower some people with hearing loss, it helps to level the doing something. This is also the case with people who have psychological disorders who may also have limited mobility. Personally for me, extra benefit to communicating through SNS is the promotion of education and news. I can share information via links, reviews and applications or seeking some information for education, updates of news or support something.I can enjoy educational opportunities where lesson topics, research, creative ideas, and interactive discussions are at our fingertips. Finally, I could be listed in technological skills as the top lesson, followed by creativity, being open to new or diverse views and communication skills through the SNS.
If I were an Instructor or a Professor…… I could encourage students to explore the common SNS site freely and to become an active participant in the communication by reading and posting messages or homework and even they could keep some comments or suggestions on others essays and interesting topics in a different way. I may introduce our site activities which helps students to read our online or SNS course, especially from Facebook and even I may expect some of the constructive comments from my student. I hope from my teaching methods, students will be able to: Read and respond to personal profiles and comments. Develop their own profiles and self-introductions with a real purpose. Develop inter-cultural awareness by interacting in a global community and global culture. Access technological ides, attitudes and values in multiple culture.
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