Students in the Y generation are very proactive when they are online. They will immediately look at new postings comments, tweets et cetera making this generation in control of their learning. Social networking media also provides apps that will facilitate in the learning process of students. For instance, in Facebook itself there are about 25 educational apps for students, teachers and school administrators. Teachers can share these apps with students to make the learning process more exciting and challenging and at the same time deepen the level of understanding of a subject matter within students.
These learning strategies can be facilitated through digital storytelling activities. They are attracting a great deal of attention from teachers nowadays. To support their views, Sadik (2008) indicated that educators at all levels can use digital storytelling to support students’ learning by encouraging them to organize and express their ideas in an individual and meaningful way. Also,Clarke and Adam (2011),Psomos and Kordaki (2012), Skinner and Hagood (2008) confirm that digital storytelling helps students work in groups and strengthen the bonds between students in class, and at the same time between students and their teacher, students acquire several technological skills through storytelling, creating digital stories helps the integration of students with learning difficulties through taking with this opportunity an active role, and the ability to narrate . Müller ,et al.
Way back then education was exposed through libraries, exposures and educational trips but now people are in the so-called “Digital Age” – a different learning strategy and different learning style. Technology has created different way of learning that such process becomes a tool to prepare students to be empowered and the ability for them to use technology as a means to achieve their own dreams, goals, and aspirations. Developing a variety of “hands-on” experiences in the online learning environment may help more learners learn more, enjoy learning and remain committed to engaging in the chosen course content and completing their degrees. Giving these online digital tools for the students give a lot of chance that the students can practice how to be digitally literate. By their experience in the online learning environment, they may enjoy learning more and realize the great help of using online
The LMS includes web-based 2.0 technologies that provide a platform for faculty to transform their pedagogy with their students by using technology. LMSs are useful because they are designed to assist in the management of the course by guiding teachers and students with administrative tasks and by tracking the learners’ progress (Chung, Pasquini & Koh, 2013). LMS became an integral part of the educational systems in most institutions and interest is focused on different approaches that blend face to face learning with online activities. As a result, faculty members are encouraged to utilize them to enhance the teaching and learning process. The rationale behind adoption and usage of LMS can be best understood by its functionalities simply because it has become a medium to stimulate pedagogical processes by blending traditional learning practices and online learning environments.
So the interconnectedness throughout the world is growing rapidly due to internet use (Tsitsika & Janikian, 2013). When students use laptops and other tech-devices by the instructor’s advice they are connected to course learning objectives. The classroom learning and engagement of the young students can be impacted positively by the
In the last few years, internet has drastically revolutionized the education sector. In addition to this, social media has added more interest by changing communication medium and creating more impact on education. Networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are two chief and largely used mediums to explore and market education. Today, students, professors and education experts can connect with each other through social media medium and create awareness. The rising interest and availability among young students is an undeniable fact.
Electronic textbooks or web-based content can be updated in real-time. Classrooms can connect with other classrooms around the world to broaden their learning. Supports Collaboration Skills: Students can practice collaboration skills by working in teams on projects using shared documents or conferencing technologies. This allows collaboration to happen outside of the classroom or between classrooms in different locations. Benefits for Teachers Improves Instructional Delivery: Teachers can design student-centered lessons by allowing students to take an active part in the lesson.
2.1 Cooperative Learning Model According to (Christison, 1990) cooperative learning is a classroom learning approach which is used to increase motivation and retention, to help students to develop positive thoughts about themselves and their friends .This helps to develop students ability to solve problems and think critically and helping the student to develop cooperative skills. Cooperative learning model is an active process where students work in small teams/groups, each with students of different levels of ability, using a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject. Students have opportunities to actively participate in their learning, question and challenge each other, share and discuss their ideas,
Internet can play an important role in education . Teachers can refer to the internet for additional information regarding their topics. It also helps the teacher in making test papers and making the assignments for the students and decide some project topics. And not just in academics but also in some competitions that they are participating . Internet helps a lot.
Social media is emerging in various forms to bring people together as communities. It is not denied that there is also a controversy on using new Social Media such as Facebook, WhatsApp or Telegram. But in the present global scenario, when millions live and breathe on social media, teachers are learning how to incorporate the media into the classroom successfully. The social media tools help the language teachers to stay connected with their peers around the world and stay updated about their fields.