By making the individuals creative, active and efficient. Success of
education cannot be achieved merely by substituting mechanical methods
for human beings, but by developing new patterns using both human beings
and technological advancements in order to teach more people better and
There are a good number of media for mass
communication such as radio, Television, newspapers and films etc.
Previously, the mass media in the form of illustrative were only put to
marginal and individualised use. There was neither any coherent thinking
nor a scientific organisation of these materials in the educational
process. But their increased use has been mainly due to interest and
initiative of certain teachers.
The media of communication is the
medium by which a piece of information or knowledge is communicated to
us. This medium is the message, which is of greater importance. Because,
the same piece of information when conveyed on a printed page or over
the telephone by radio, or television will appear different and have
entirely a different effect on us. Hence the effectiveness of a piece of
information depends upon the medium through which it is imparted. Thus,
the mass-media are not only the messages, but also the massage.
it massages the sensory organs and stimulates them to respond actively.
Hence, the mass media is very important for class room teaching as a
part of the process of instruction. The sole objective is to improve the
teaching- learning process with the use of various media. Therefore,
the main purpose of mass-media in education is to benefit more students
with fewer teachers or to obtain quality education.
In fact, the
mass media have become a well of message around the world of today and
have entered into all the structures of daily life, h can be used and in
fact is being used as a means of education. So the role of mass media
in education is gaining importance every day.
Importance of Mass Media:
1. Mass Media provide information to the mass within a less time.
2. It takes a wide coverage of information regarding anything that is happening in any comer of the world.
It brings the entire world to the individual or to the classroom.
Children spend hours together sitting in front of the television and can
visualize, hear and acquire knowledge about the world.
media easily reach groups, allow repeated use, give more reality,
influence attitudes, show cause and effect relationships and ultimately
motivate the audience.
5. It sends information to remote places and helps in distant learning.
6. It helps in modification of attitudes, inculcation of desirable values and acquaintance with cultural heritage.
7. Mass media acts as an agency of social change.
8. Mass media are useful for reinforcing group dynamics and interpersonal communication.
Mass media as means of communication make ideas clear to children and
help them to acquire correct knowledge. They help in simplifying and in
giving vividness to explanation.
10. Mass Media make the instruction concrete and stimulate interest and excite curiosity in things.
today, therefore, has a far greater responsibility than it had ever
before. It has to meet the demands of a dynamic world which change its
character every day. Contemporary education has to be more comprehensive
and complete than it was ever before. The role of the various agencies
of education like home, society, community etc. has consequently
increased, so has the role of the mass media like television, radio,
cinema, newspaper increased.” So now-a-day, press, radio, cinema,
television, etc. are becoming more and more important in an individual’s
Mass media in education are press, radio, motion-picture,
television, etc. So mass media are many and these are technically called
passive agencies of education. They influence the attitude and
behaviour of the people indirectly. These agencies cover entertainment,
informatory propaganda, historical record, education and improvement of
moral judgement and moral tone of the people.