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.
India, when we see the current celebrations of development and motivation, needs to be on the world map for good reasons. When the Prime Minister and other leaders make an appeal for "Skilled India" and "Digital India", they are making a direct reference of Education. It has not been a new need, even before the PM started ringing the bells, teachers, and students have been collaborating comprehensively all around the nation to make classroom learning more productive. However, the current enthusiasm is what we needed.
There have been international leaders in EdTech and ICT when we see the global scenario of Teaching-Learning. India was a bit reluctant, still, we are. The resistance to 'CHANGE' or adapt to New technology makes most of the teacher, even the learners, afraid. We hesitate to experiment and do not consider 'EdTech' and 'EduSoMedia' as a skill for the teacher and student. When we look at the world, we realise, that they have been making the optimum use of the 'Publically Available' platforms to renovate their classrooms.
Eklavyaism stands for the same. As the Great Learner did with his determination and taught himself. The Teacher was not removed, the teacher was rather kept respected as the Supreme. Eklavyaism does not support the absence, rather an 'Extended Presence' of the teacher is what we call for.
The mind has to be open to the world and need to incorporate the best of the skills into learning. A teacher has to be ready to "Learn-UnLearn and ReLearn".
- Blogging I started for Content Creation Skills
- Twitter I shared to Share, Connect and Participate
- YouTube I utilised for Digital Presentations
- WhatsApp remains a tool to Inform and Connect
- now... Podcast: for me.. not merely an Audio File... It's More!!!
As Martin Luther King sings the song of Motivation with "I Have a Dream", I quote the Same words...
I Have a Dream! I Dream of Skills-Learning-Participation-Collaborations-Knowledge and Trust!
Here I am with Podcasts in EduSoMedia Mission!
A new thing in Indian Higher Education.