Best Use of Social Media in Education : Joint Initiative by NVS and Intel
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Global economic and social trends over the past few decades have had profound implications on educational reform and the use of technology in schools. The pervasiveness of Information and ...
Global economic and social trends over the past few decades have had profound implications on educational reform and the use of technology in schools. The pervasiveness of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have changed the way people live and made it necessary for educational systems across India to reinvent teaching and learning to prepare students with 21st century skills.
JNVs embarked upon the ICT journey to facilitate the integration of effective, existing, and emerging technologies in order to enhance learning opportunities for all students. This Project especially aims at implementing Social Media in Education through innovative use of ICT tools available in JNV Vijayanagram. In this initiative social media computing or on-line tools were used that facilitated user interactions and collaborations; enabling students to share experiences, to become content co-creators and to enhance their learning.
Advantages of Social Media in Education:
Helps to break down barriers to learning by making effective use of ICT tools - thus increasing the scholastic achievement of the learners.
Facilitates sharing / accessing learning resources/ideas across geographical boundaries – publications, debates, discussion forums, videos etc..
Improves Research skills - finding information online is a skill that is now important in the workplace — and one that can be taught through lessons designed around social media platforms.
Provides engaging learning opportunities to the students especially for the differently able learners.
Integrates collaborative learning in 21st century at global perspective and appeals to different learning styles
3. Reason for Starting the Programme/Project/Initiative
Perceiving the need for change and leading the movement for inculcating 21st century skills in the curriculum, the NVS partnered with Intel Education Initiatives in the year 2000. The partnership has grown from strength to strength over the last 12 years.
The objective of the partnership is:
• To provide equitable ICT opportunities to students in remote/rural areas to support the cause of Access and Equity of the Government.
To support the vision of NVS for Schools of Excellence (JNV Smart Schools) by sharing innovative ICT integration usage models with the regional officials; schools leaders; and teachers under the Intel® Teach program.
To conduct capacity building workshops for Teachers to adopt innovative methodologies a
nd constructivist approaches, as laid down in NCF 2005; using Intel® Teach curriculum assets, to help them succeed in the global world.
To support the vision of NVS for institutionalizing JNVs as Pace Setting institutions through their community outreach programs through engaging project-based approaches in order to develop 21st century skills - critical thinking, problem solving amongst the students.
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