Online High School
 
Online High School  
High School Diploma RequestRequest Information
Consultants Available 24x7, Call Now
 
The New Media Revolution: Spotlight on Online Education
...students, instead of sitting in the same classroom for years at end, learning the same boring lessons over and over again, waiting for the teacher to call on them, can now turn to each other and start answering the unanswered questions

MUST Announces Graduation Packages!
Picture a classroom full of students, and the teacher writing questions on the blackboard, which students copy on to their paper notebooks dutifully. The teacher points to a question and asks if someone is able to volunteer the answer. No one raises their hand except for that one smart aleck and that geeky girl. What would happen if the teacher waited until everyone raised their hands – even if it took weeks – months – years?

The new media revolution, in terms of education, means that students, instead of sitting in the same classroom for years at end, learning the same boring lessons over and over again, waiting for the teacher to call on them, can now turn to each other and start answering the unanswered questions.

With the advent of the Internet, the concept of “web 2.0” replaced the concept of mass media, which now works in conjunction with the Internet. In the example above, it is impossible that all the students will ever raise their hands, because the education system is run by the teacher. New media allows the education system to be run by the student.

In this context, generation Y, as they are often referred to, is composed of all the children who grew up with the presence of the Internet. They can’t wait for their favorite show to be aired on television – they download or stream it. If they don’t get permission to go out and play, they will log in to an MORPG (Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) and go out to play with their friends. And if the teacher isn’t delivering content that appeals to them, they will log on to their computer notebook, plug in their earphones and open YouTube – only to search for the technical terms that appeal to them.
If they are able to fight with conventions, which they will eventually, they would carry their classroom on their PDAs (personal digital assistants), access only free information, and study at their own pace. Their concept of exams would be to fail repeatedly until they learn enough to pass, so that the brightest and dullest students in class – all graduate (zero drop-outs) and that too with the same level of knowledge (even if graduation times vary).

George Bernard Shaw said, “What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child”.
At the end of the day, those are but idealistic notions for the time being, as education in the ‘new media’ only refers to a period of transition. There are tremendous opportunities in this new realm and the best thing we can do for ourselves – whether we are Generation X or Y, is to prepare ourselves for the future by adapting to current technologies.
NEWS AND RESOURCES

MUST University Launches MUSTISM, A New Interactive Website

The New Media Revolution: Spotlight on Online Education
MUST University, the world's largest university in terms of course offerings, recently created a community portal to share videos, news, articles and other viral content with their students and stakeholders.

Why Study Engineering Online

The New Media Revolution: Spotlight on Online Education
Way back when I was still in school, I realized that 12 years of 'education' without any practical life experience for such a long time meant no real learning. If anything, it increased ignorance. My class-fellows at school ...

MUST University Faculty Program Open for Enrollment

The New Media Revolution: Spotlight on Online Education
MUST University launched its much-awaited Faculty Enrollment Program in October 2010. The program offers opportunities for full-time and part-time teachers, professors, industry experts and thought leaders to teach remotely....

New and Interactive Courses from MUST High School

The New Media Revolution: Spotlight on Online Education
MUST High School celebrates the achievements of students as they transform their lives through learning. To make this process even more rewarding and fulfilling, MUST High School has developed interactive courses to make heavy content...

The New Media Revolution

MUST Announces Graduation Packages!
...students, instead of sitting in the same classroom for years at end, learning the same boring lessons over and over again, waiting for the teacher to call on them, can now turn to each other and start answering the unanswered questions
Social Responsibility Fulfillment for Online Institutes

MUST Announces Graduation Packages!
Virtual space has no confinement – compared to auditoriums and lecture halls. As technology becomes more advanced and cheaper at the same time, it will be easier for institutes such as MUST to provide these resources to non-profit educational initiatives.
 

 
Complete 2-step admission process in 1 minute to enroll rightaway

Enroll Now

Consultants available 24X7-Contact Now!
Call toll-free
1-877-553-MUST (6878)
Start a live chat   Students Request Callback
Request Program Guide
Request Information
Bookmark and Share
     
Home  |  MUST  |  High School Diploma  |  Tuition & Scholarship
Free Consultancy  |  Apply Now
Student Area | Alumni Area | Parent Area | Site map
Privacy Policy | Conditions of Use | Refund Policy         Copyright © 2008- MUST HighSchool. All rights reserved.
MUST--Truly Global Education
MUST ACOs