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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289



Sms As An Evolving Digital Culture For Learning

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AUTHOR(S)

M. Sripriya, Dr. P.E. Thomas.

 

KEYWORDS

KEYWORDS: INFORMAL LEARNING, MOBILITY, COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

 

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT: Gone are the days when SMS was a mere Communication tool. Texting has emerged as one of the most popular digital cultures among youth as it has become an integral part of the day-to-day activities, especially the teens. Though, SMS serves mainly for communication. It also has its own potential in the field of education. Numerous studies support the effectiveness of SMS in the teaching learning process, promising more efficient instruction when it occurs as a blended learning approach. SMS as a unique digital practice could have an encouraging effect on the students when practised. Within this framework it is crucial to understand the potential of SMS in the field of Education. The paper characterizes the benefits of SMS technology as a tool in teaching and learning process. Next it highlights the benefits of SMS in terms of Informal learning, Mobility (Learning on the go) and Collaborative learning. It also speaks about its limitation in terms of its Format, Economy, and Operability of network providers. This paper seeks immediate attention from the academicians and policy makers to adopt this technology to get into the new arena of learning.

 

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