Category : Education
Education in this country is on a downturn and we are now realizing that we have to change things up but what can we do? I think what it comes down to is online courses. This is not something too new but it has taken a while to actually catch on to the whole online education business. The reason why it is a viable source for knowledge and education is because the quality has greatly improved over the years. Studies have shown that the American public school educational system is broken and that kids are not learning on the same level as they used to. Kids aren’t interested in the subjects shoved down their throat and we are moving towards a future of education that used to be. Meaning vocational schools and education. Not everyone is an intellectual and not everyone can sit in a classroom. This is where online education comes into play.
You can focus your energies towards what interests you with online education. This means that you can find what drives you whether it be culinary or plumbing or really anything you want to learn how to do and can find some form of class on the internet. This doesn’t mean the traditional classroom is dying. There is something to be said about sitting in a classroom and virtual classrooms are on the up and up. These virtual classrooms have blown up the scene of education throughout the world. Meaning that anyone with internet access can click into the class being given. You can learn about philosophy and science from teachers teaching in some of the nation’s top universities. Education is becoming global and reaching parts of the world that never had a chance to get an education. This is huge and has spurred innovations in almost every profession.
Some of these classes are a part of MOOCs which you can learn more about on edumuch.com. The basic premise is that they are online mass courses that can be compared to a full semester of work. This where popular for a long time and at the moment they have been shadowed by sites like courser.com which are basically online vocational schools. You can learn about computer programming and business management and for a small fee you can have unlimited access to all their material. I actually spent some time on such websites and found some really interesting things I wanted to learn. The price you pay is pennies if you are someone who is prone to take advantage of opportunity.
Like I said was that education is moving towards a place where you can choose more selectively what you want to learn. The power is in your hands and that brings up many questions and problems. Are we ready to do away with the classic education system? I don’t think so. I believe there is merit to both systems and a conjunction of the two can greatly benefit the most amount of people. You have to educate and collaborate.