Indeed, I’ve normally stated that the answer to solving the challenges and price challenges with specific education is usually to leverage our technology towards the maximum. It will be the only way that we will be capable of have one-on-one communication in the classroom for teaching and studying in specific ed. Every year, you’ll find more and more high-tech tools changing the landscape within this sector of education, and it’s great to find out we’re solving all the challenges in quick order. For those who have several moments, I would like to speak to you about all this for any moment.
You see, not long ago, on March 17, 2012, there was a fascinating post the Wall Street Journal by Christopher Shea. The report was titled; “Really Speaking along with your Hands – Oh Yeah,” and the short article stated that; “The deaf and people who have lost their voices may perhaps someday have a new strategy to speak, due to Digital Ventriloquist or DiVA,” as well as the article explained how the computer software performs which permitted folks with “high-tech gloves equipped with sensors and tracked their movements in three-dimensional space,” to work with hand signals, or sign language recognition and then place these words into documents, e-mails, or perhaps text messages.
Several years ago, I was speaking with on the list of lead scientists at one of many largest corporations involved in LED lighting, and he was working with an MIT group developing a particular glove, and I suggested to them that they ought to utilize these LED sensors on gloves, and use that to track the hand motions of men and women, enabling an application to learn how someone moved, which could then plan Avatars, make cartoons, or take a famous actor, and permit him to play …
As we enter the Connected Age, our education systems are increasingly falling short. We have carefully crafted and refined the education system, schools, vocational colleges, and secular universities, but they are edifices of different ages.
There are three reasons why I say so.
First, we have moved from a time of information scarcity to information abundance. Today’s challenge is not to access information, but to check its credential and to be able to use it in context. But our prescriptive education is mostly about ‘knowing’ things rather than ‘discovery’. The school system is designed to discourage inventiveness and questioning. The students are still required to write memorized answers rather than Googling the facts and building independent or collaborative coursework.
Moreover, the education system today is built as Value Chain systems. The focus is on the Process, and the whole idea is to add value to a student who turns up at the beginning of the semester so that she can meet the end-Semester requirements. But such standardized processes are, by definition, inflexible to accommodate the diverse learning preferences of individuals. Mass-produced education also discriminates against niche subjects and special interests. This education system fails to meet its societal need – because making accountants out of artists does not sound like a smart idea anymore.
Finally, today’s learners come to college after seeing a computer at home for their entire lifetime, having their mobile phones since their school days and most, if not all, have their best friends on Facebook or Orkut. They come from the long tail world of endless, special, personal possibilities. So, the college, the classes, the tutorial batches are suddenly very alien to them. The only way education can become meaningful to today’s learners is by connecting back with life.
So, at one end, I hear the …