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E for Education

by Dharmesh Bhadja on 31st August, 2012 at 12:52 AM CEST

According to a recent world economic study, about 10 million manufacturing jobs worldwide are going begging because of a lack of skilled workers. In the United States alone, at least 600,000 manufacturing jobs cannot be filled. Meanwhile, legions of arts and humanities majors occupy the unemployment rolls. Many students are ill prepared for the labour market, whether by fault of their own or by colleges and universities those are out of sync with the needs of a skilled work force.

After Health, Education is the most necessary. To provide an efficient education to all is a big challenge for whole world. The nature of challenge related to education is different in various countries based on its economy, population and policies.

The baseline survey of the Pacific Education Development Framework (13 countries) concludes that some countries are facing challenges with establishing viable and sustainable education centres.

Developing countries are facing problems such as facilities and availability. Simultaneously developed countries are raising their eyebrows on increasing student debts. More than 50% of 21-year-olds in America today have dropped out of the college-graduation track, either by not finishing high school or by not going on to college. This group is hobbled by a great debt.

However, technology may just transform everything. Better, smarter, more adaptable and cheaper education will soon be available to all. Initiatives like the ED-X partnership between Harvard and MIT and Coursera, recently founded by Stanford professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, promise to give non-traditional students elements of a world-class education online, and for free. What Salman Khan’s Khan Academy did for elementary and secondary education, offering world-class instruction online for free, will soon be replicated throughout academia and the new shift will be there.

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Before taking leap, few red signals must be understood.

One view is Computer-aided instruction will actually widen the gap between the financially and educationally privileged and everyone else, instead of close it.

“This is what has been happening in K-12 public schools. Over the past 10 years, public school districts have invested millions of dollars in various types of online and computer-aided learning and instruction programs, yet few are able to show the educational benefit of their expenditures for a majority of students. Those who benefit most are already well organized and highly motivated. Other students struggle, and may even lose ground.”

Heightened usage of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) might not necessarily mean better-quality education. It leads to a plethora of unreliable information online, instances of plagiarism and an assortment of distractions – for both teachers and students.

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Correctly mentioned by Li (China), students should be taught to improve their own learning capacity rather than specific skills. 

With this revolutionary educational shift from classroom to computer, the ball of challenge is in youth’s hand to adopt appropriate mind set and finding correct diamond from this mammoth of information and e-learning.

Challenge:Future is more than just a competition. Connecting youths worldwide, it is playing the significant role in multifacet learning of members and shaping future

“The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.” - Alvin Toffler

Dharmesh, Action Team #9

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Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

Great one.. i loved both d quotes mention here.. :) - Li & Alvin .. .

Thanks for sharing the 2 special links of edX & Coursera . .. !!! its really nice article n these 2 links will help me lik anything.. . .

31st August, 2012 @ 12:33 PM CEST



Very interesting indeed and also E- learning is very expensive too.

31st August, 2012 @ 8:28 PM CEST

Jovana Djurkovic

Jovana Djurkovic | Action team | CF Chapters

Woohoo, Dharmesh the Great is again in action :D Nice article yaar. I specially liked the line "C:F is more than just a competition." because that I like to use it when present CF to new members :D

1st September, 2012 @ 7:37 PM CEST

Dharmesh Bhadja

Dharmesh Bhadja | Action team

@ Jatin: the purpose of sharing the links was that only that one can utilize and log on to newer free e-courses.

@ Kedei: now that "expansiveness" is the focus of our well known universities and that's why so many new courses for free. As shared above - /03/education/harvard-and-mit- team-up-to-offer-free-online-c ourses.html?_r=0

@ Jovana - it is copied from your article only (and hyper-linked). Thanks Jov. Your words are always encouraging. and now, one corner of my heart while writing a new article always take care of your words... Cheers

4th September, 2012 @ 7:42 AM CEST

Hajdi Kostova

Hajdi Kostova | Action team

Unlike school, life gives us the test first and the lesson later. So the whole purpose of education is not to prepare us to be experts for a certain subject. It's to teach us how to learn. The world changes daily and we should be learning constantly. We can't rely on a "diploma" to guide us in life.
You tackled a really painful issue here Dharmesh! But I liked your suggestions, people should be aware that with the WWW they hold the biggest book in the world in their hands. I especially loved the quote in the end. Great one!

5th September, 2012 @ 3:44 AM CEST

Dharmesh Bhadja

Dharmesh Bhadja | Action team

Thanks Leader for your encouraging words... :-)

5th September, 2012 @ 1:58 PM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

its really awesome.. I joined one course offerd by University of Michigan on "Model Thinking" . . Thanks for the special article dear.. :)

5th September, 2012 @ 3:44 PM CEST

Dharmesh Bhadja

Dharmesh Bhadja | Action team

Jatinbhai, We are eager that you complete your courses and then make us to learn Model Thinking and other things. :-))

5th September, 2012 @ 5:15 PM CEST

Vesna Đukanović

Vesna Đukanović

Great and i totally agree with <After Health, Education is the most necessary>.When someone is a journalist he should always be ready to <put finger in the eye >-my opinion because it seems to be very social important job ...<ENJOYED>

6th September, 2012 @ 8:47 AM CEST

Dharmesh Bhadja

Dharmesh Bhadja | Action team

Thanks Vesna

6th September, 2012 @ 1:44 PM CEST

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