Importance of Social Media to Create Environmental Awareness in Sustainable Higher Education System

Importance of Social Media to Create Environmental Awareness in Sustainable Higher Education System

T. Phani Madhavi (Sathyabama University, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5291-8.ch004

Abstract

This chapter mainly addresses on the importance of social media to achieve the environmental sustainability in higher education system comprised of universities, colleges, and training institutions, which is responsible for skills development, personal development, and knowledge generation. Higher education systems play a critical role to develop the values and attitudes of the individuals and to create environmental awareness about the several issues There are many environmental issues such as global warming, waste management, environmental pollution in a global community. It is a mandatory requirement to create environmental awareness about the effects of environmental hazards. Due to rapid increase in living standards and industrialization, all the individuals as well as organizations should act in environmentally responsible ways and also promote sustainable practices for the protection of the environment.
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The Usage Of Social Network In Higher Education

Social media has become more popular among older and younger generations primary means of interacting and connecting with the world. Social network sites are primarily defined as web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and (3) view of traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system, their participants are not necessarily “networking” or looking to meet new people (Boyd & Ellison, 2008).

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