We are living in a world where digital media is an important part of every big sector including, commerce, education, health, business and entertainment. Digital media is an emerging technology in the world. Some of the examples of digital media include television, computer, internet, websites and mobiles. It helps connect people across the world through different social media sites. Also it has become important for the business industry as it helps them to get their work done faster. It also helps people to gather information about different topics across the world.
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Digital media is about the major transition from paper to computers, blackboards in classrooms to smart classes, letters to email and much more. We have come across many new inventions in past few decades. Now every year so many smartphones, computers, laptops, machines are being launched. But if we travel 30 years back, there were no such advanced technologies, people would contact each other via letters, telegram etc. The mediums of exchanging information have changed with the time. Digital media is also contributing in the education sector today. Schools nowadays tend to adapt the latest technologies to educate and teach their students via using different devices including computers, projectors etc. The education system today is not only confined till the books, exams or homework. The education system, with the help of digital media, tires to make teaching fun for students. They show them video so that the students can learn with clear visuals and lesser confusions.
Also, the online resources are useful for students. They can revise from it again and again to polish their knowledge. Also, students can use the platform of digital media to exchange information online. The social media platforms such as, snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and many more are very popular among the youth across the world. They can use the platform of social media to create online groups to exchange important notes or study material.
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Digital media is not only about social media. Digital media also includes television, radio, search engines etc. Search engines like Google are very helpful. It allows the students to search almost about any topic. Google is used by the students in my class to research about their assignments.
In 1990’s moat of the schools in my city would not have computers. The students studied via books and were taught in the classes which had blackboards. But with time the education system started to change. If I go back to my school now then I see the change. All the classrooms have smart classes. The students carry their laptops in the class. The school have many applications including security application, students application etc. The students can email the teachers if they have any doubts about it. Similarly, Deakin University, Melbourne is an advanced university. It also provides online courses like many other institutions across the world. Deakin University has many laboratories for the students to study. Students can read the online modules and listen to the recorded classes online to learn better. It is important to satisfy the independence of the students in order to let students attain the required regulation and learning (Ryan, 2000).
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The digital media education system will soon replace the traditional education system completely. This education system helps a student to develop better abilities including problem solving, critical thinking. (Pazoa, 2002). As most of the jobs today require a skilful candidate who can work on a computer and is well aware about digital media.
The young generation is more inclined towards the digital education than the traditional education. They have their personal accounts on social media and emailing websites. Digital education makes learning more fun for the students. But it can also have some adverse effects. While digital media has lots of hopes and tools to allow a student to explore more information across the world. It also has some tools like social media which can be misused by the students. My friends in class was trolled over Facebook by some students for her weight. Digital media also has some other limitations. Such as, not everyone can afford it. A student might feel complex if they can’t afford to buy a laptop or a mobile phone like his peer. Students nowadays tend to have a lot of competition so they buy the latest technologies which can make the other students who cannot afford them.So it is the responsibility of the institutions and parents to guide the students to use the digital media efficiently.
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Education is must. And it is always better to provide the best education to the children. It helps them to get good jobs and support their countries to grow. Digitally advanced education system is very useful. In countries like Australia, Canada it is very normal to have a smart class whereas the developing nations and the underdeveloped countries are still struggling to get the basic education. They don’t even have enough schools and other facilities like books etc. Every child deserves the best education so hopefully gradually all the countries will be introduced to digital media.
Digital media has given the education system across the world a different and advanced approach. It will help countries to grow as well.
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