New Approach of Using Social Media in Graphic Design at the Higher Education in Sultanate of Oman


Over the past decade, Social media has supported education and has become the most common means of digital communication, articulating the advantages and disadvantages of its different platforms for instructors and students to sustain confidentiality and provide tips for applying social media-based teaching into the training curriculum. From this point of view; this research explores the perspectives and abilities of using Instagram, Facebook, and Google plus in the pedagogical of graphic design courses at faculty of art education in sultan Qaboos University in order to play a vital role in teaching methodologies. It was denoted that, Omani art students are interested in employing new media applications in this kind of practice to find new techniques for creating artwork based on Art and design principles, where the flexibility and fluency of this new media introduce infinite possibilities that involve further exploration, investigation and development. Such developments not only encourages the students toward creativity and divergent thinking, but also eventually assist them to obtain contemporary artistic skills that links directly to their art practices, careers, and lives to develop their own styles and techniques in expressing their ideas, issues and thoughts.

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Salman Alhajri, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Heba Mansour, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

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Conference: ECAH2018
Stream: Arts - Visual Arts Practices

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