The Efficacy of Employing Social Media for Educational Practice in the Unrest Regions of the World

Abdulmalik Lawan Ahmad, Nadire Cavus


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Abstract


In this contemporary time of ours, among the common characteristics of war regions of the world, there is lack of education and this adversity is paving more chance for more illiterates in these regions. There exists no physically conducive learning environment in such regions, especially where the main targets are schools and other educational centres. In such regions, whenever dangers are foreseen during events like elections, schools must be closed no matter how long it might take. Fortunately, the vast majority of students are addicted to social networks though rarely for educational purposes. This paper explored the recent techniques via which social media will be patronized to achieve the best educational practice while restricting students and teachers to their homes during fear. This paper proposes exemplary websites that will distract students from misusing social media and to use it as a true educational tool with a lot of fun.

RECEIVED 28 April 2018, REVISED 22 June 2018, ACCEPTED 25 June 2018


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social media; distance learning; social networking sites; unrest regions; war regions; educational practice

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