EDUCATION – CAN WE ADAPT TO CHANGE?

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EDUCATION – CAN WE ADAPT TO CHANGE?  

When world class educational content is available for free on the net, we still use content which is not at par and with a pedagogy / delivery which cannot be compared with the Khan Academy, online courses and free validated content available on the net. So many times the content have be made available by the Professors of the highly reputed govt. institutions in their fields. What is the catch? Why we are not able to upgrade the mass scale education to get wedded to this?

While the play of internet transforming our lives, the content based education transformation of our young minds is still in a very nascent stage. The game changer today lies only at two levels either you innovate and create something out of the world or pick up a working model and adapt it to your needs and make a success of it. You may need complimentary and supplementary support. That is where the human ingenuity counts? How best can the public domain content be used to scale the standard of education?

Are you not able to scale the mindset of a classroom teaching, whatever may be the reason. The students flocking to the coaching centers seems to be telling another story; that the schools cannot take them through the public and / or competitive exams and that there is no online support available. As me move in the Digital Age, finding solutions to hard problems of life would be valued as the most important learning. If the child is not able to study on a very standard global teaching platform, then what has been the educational enablement of the child?

The capability to transform the internet public domain knowledge platforms into learning models for mass schooling and also for individuals is the journey which ought to traversed immediately. It’s like a Linux put to commercial use, the support systems have to be put in place. The teacher facilitators, the solution providers, the crisis managers, the preparation experts, the exam managers so to say, it might be one role and few of them rolled into one, to support the Digital Learning. The synthesis of physical / digital mix, a robust one.

CAN THE PARADIGM OF EDUCATION ALIGN WITH THE DIGITAL AGE?

Sanjay Sahay

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