HOW MASS MEDIA AFFECTS THE LEARNING TECHNIQUES
In partial fulfillment of the requirements in English II
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
No one can deny the fact that people are deeply influenced by the various types of media. Radio, television, printed materials, and the Internet provide information that is much needed by individuals in their day-to-day existence. At this day and age, living without these stuffs seem to be impossible, for people are more enthusiastic in finding fresh tidbits of wisdom that can come from these sources.
The mass media makes things a lot easier, but as days go by, people seem to be more laid-back when it comes to studying. Is it for better or for worse? Learning can always be fun, but should it be taken for granted? Because of these questions, the researcher is very much open to figure out on how mass media affects the learning techniques of students nowadays.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Television programs such as Sineskwela, Math-tinik, and Art Angel among others do not only give ideas to children but entertain them as well, much to the joy of their busy parents. Nowadays, more and more applications, or apps, are developed for the little ones; these include a collection of nursery rhymes, puzzles, and virtual storybooks, too.
Other schools even allow their students to use tablets and laptops instead of books, for these gadgets are lighter and more appealing to children nowadays. E-books or electronic books become more and more popular, as it applies not only to novels and literary compositions, but also to textbooks and educational references. Some teachers also give lessons and activities via educational websites such as Moodle and Edmodo. By just typing the keywords for an assignment, Google can give tons of information that can help in searching the answers to your questions. Videos and podcasts can also be your best friend in learning new stuffs....
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