A Research Paper on Social media: An Innovative Educational Tool


  • Gitanjali Kalia Chitkara University, Punjab




Social media, Social learning, glocal, Educators, Innovation


The topic “Social media: an innovative education tool†was undertaken to study the relevance and importance of social media which is an in-thing among the educational sector. In an era, where the glocal is the word to deine common platform for the people around the world to share and exchange their beliefs, culture, traditions, knowledge, views, etc. The study concludes that our education system needs change and social media should be widely utilized for the educational purposes. It is mainly used for the purpose of making presentations followed by assignment updates, better research and connectivity.


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How to Cite

Gitanjali Kalia. (2013). A Research Paper on Social media: An Innovative Educational Tool. Issues and Ideas in Education, 1(1), 43–50. https://doi.org/10.15415/iie.2013.11003



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