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Your Name and Title: Alka Singh, Research Scholar

School, Library, or Organization Name: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Country from Which You Will Present: INDIA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience: Educators, Teachers & Students

Short Session Description: This session will explore how the use of social networking can help in expanding access to education, and improving quality of education.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

In today’s technological age, Social networking sites, like Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, are connecting millions of people together providing them a way to connect with their intimate friends and also a way to connect with larger communities globally. Social networking is a shared space for collaboration, social connection and information exchanges in a web-based environment. The purpose of this session is to discuss about the promises of social networking in education and challenges in integrating social networking in education. This session examines how the use of social networking can help in expanding access to education, and improving quality of education so as to provide global awareness about its positive role in education. Through this session, we will able to understand the global access and quality of education. Social networking can promote access to education through anytime, anywhere technology access and access to remote learning resources such as overcoming social barriers, access to lifelong learning, access to e-learning, access to distance and open education, access to e-library etc. The session discusses that social networking can improve quality in education on the basis of OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) quality indicators which may be set as global competencies of using it in education. Despite the many benefits of social networking, there are also some significant challenges that need to be faced. The session discusses key challenges in integrating social networking in education which are privacy, safety, technical and resource related challenges which also emphasize on the real-world problems of using it practically.Of course, Social networking is a global phenomenon used by millions and millions of users around the world in different ages, cultures, education levels etc. The paper sets out to open up discussion about the recent trends and future possibilities of using social networking in education as these sites are globally used. 

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: Will share soon!


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I will be very interested to see what guidelines we can give schools on using social media as I am sure there is huge potential to be tapped! 

Thanks Julia for showing your interest. Hope my presentation will help people on using social networking in education with its full potential.

Please edit your proposal and elaborate on how this ties to the mission of our conference, the focus of which is on global collaboration. Once you have made changes, please let me know and I'll look at this proposal again.

Lucy Gray

Conference Co-Chair

Hi Lucy,

I have edited my proposal. Please review it again. Looking forward to your reply.

Thanks & Regards

Alka Singh

Hi Alka, This session sounds really interesting, but to enable your session to be searchable can you choose and add from the tags below those that are applicable. Then go up the top of this page to options>edit your tags and add them in before your existing tags. If you have any questions, please ask. These are the tags to choose from:- 

2012Teachers 2012Students 2012Curricular 2012Policy 2012Gaming or go back and check the instructions page again for detail on each of the tags.


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