What is Education?
Education could be defined as a process of impartation of knowledge. There are two known types of education. These are the formal and informal education.The formal education I can say is the training of a person towards a career or profession. It could be in the classroom or any designated place. (an explanation from the internet Like the informal one Will be good)Informal Education, on the other hand, is a general term for education outside of a standard school setting. Informal Education is the wise, respectful and spontaneous process of cultivating learning. It works through conversation and the exploration and enlargement of experience. For Example, Informal education has activities with children, young people, and adults. Sometimes there is a clear objective link to some broader plan – example around the development of reading. (Wiki,n.d).Mostly we limit informal education to academics too but our attitudes formations are as a result of informal education. It helps us get trained very well.
Education in the last ten years.
Education in the last ten years would be precisely 2006, and when I looked back on how much things have changed, I find encouragement in writing this presentation. I was 23 years old in 2006 and I was also a student at a university before dropping out in 2008. Education was poor in my country and we have not much access to information’s as a matter of fact, the internet was just 6 years old in my country and not everyone could afford it as at that time, so It affects a lot and students must rely on the little information their teachers or lecturers can gather from a textbook to be able to learn. And I am truthful, our educators had little knowledge of what they were teaching us themselves because many times they got frustrated at the questions we threw at them and walk away of class timescale. Funny, isn’t it? What I am saying is that education was poor in my country in the last ten years. Today when I look back I am amazed at how fast and greatly things have changed in the academia. Technological advancements have brought a lot of improvements in our learning to make it easy and meaningful.
The changes that have gone on during this few years didn’t start just during this past 10years but have been improved on to make it more effective. Because so many developed countries have been harnessing the power of the internet to teach and to conduct researches in their different fields. As an African, a Nigerian to be precise. I am going to write more on the mixture of our culture and how education has changed in our country over the last decade.
Long ago, when there was a lot of issues in Africa about the education of female education. Home Learning was one of the means of education. Families who could not fund school fees of their children opted to this method to train their children. Some parents even went further to teach their children their respective professions. Home Learning in those times was a very good means of education especially because of the financial freedom it brings. It was a free form of educating a child. It had no laid down pattern and was done by an experienced person. Then after some time the classrooms Learning was becoming accepted so villagers started building huts where there was probably a teacher and a headmaster to teach the School children. Not long after that schools started putting down structures and a more well-organized curriculum that Will be used in teaching. These buildings were simple ones and Blackboard and chalk were used in the teaching process. The teacher was also the only one had the required textbook. All these were education. Shortly after these things began to change again. Schools started reconstructions. Schools changed their buildings, structures. Textbooks were made available to students. Some schools changed from Black boards to marker boards. The student started getting more involved unlike before. Then after this change, the internet evolution began to erupt where teachers have begun to love technological advancements so they started using that to educate students. Teachers have begun to use laptops and projectors and other technologies in the classroom and they further asked students to do research so they can improve on their scope.
Education in the next ten years.Education will change in the next ten years and it will affect a lot of area from an online study, paper usage, extra classes, etc. I would love to talk more about the change in education Over the last decade via the power of the internet. It’s now very easy to study with any school from the comfort of your home. The prevalence of the internet and online technology has made its way into various areas of our lives, including education. Gone are the days of the chalkboard, notepad, and pencil – today’s students aren’t just using computers to help them with their education. Studying in the digital age means that you have access to information and research materials right at your fingertips, whilst teachers can enhance classes using technology.
Education will change in the next ten years and it will affect a lot of area from an online study, paper usage, extra classes, etc. I would love to talk more about the change in education Over the last decade via the power of the internet. It’s now very easy to study with any school from the comfort of your home. The prevalence of the internet and online technology has made its way into various areas of our lives, including education. Gone are the days of the chalkboard, notepad, and pencil – today’s students aren’t just using computers to help them with their education. Studying in the digital age means that you have access to information and research materials right at your fingertips, whilst teachers can enhance classes using technology.
Education will change in the next ten years and it will affect a lot of area from an online education, paper usage, extra classes, etc. I would love to talk more about the change in education Over the last decade via the power of the internet. It’s now very easy to study with any school from the comfort of your home. The prevalence of the internet and online technology has made its way into various areas of our lives, including education. Gone are the days of the chalkboard, notepad, and pencil – today’s students aren’t just using computers to help them with their education. Studying in the digital age means that you have access to information and research materials right at your fingertips, whilst teachers can enhance classes using technology.
The internet has enhanced and revolutionized learning experiences in a way that education has needed for a long time. It can offer a number of benefits to a range of people that can fit different learning styles. With so much debate around traditional school models (public, private or charter?), whether a university degree is even needed for the workforce anymore, and how college can even be affordable in the face of changing economic policies, the worldwide web has single-handedly driven change that has pushed the conversation around learning further than traditional methods.
I am residing in Senegal where we have one of the best internet connectivity in Africa. And I must tell you, I have could harness that opportunity by possessing two certificates in Teaching, one a TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) and two, Diploma in teaching as an educator with Alison, Dublin. Apart from Moocs, adaptive learning platforms such as the Khan Academy and Knewton can help reshape the face of education in the next number of years. These websites provide online materials based on the person’s learning style to help him grasp lessons immediately. This is what Gates calls “personalized education. “In these websites, students get to create an account – watch videos, view instructional manuals and answer virtual exams. Coaches or teachers can keep track of the learners’ progress on the website, and intervene as needed. For example, a coach can help learner A once he sees that he has been stuck with algebraic equations for 4 days now. With their numerous benefits, these adaptive learning platforms can help students with different learning styles improve their knowledge in the future. As people get to see the benefits of such platforms, more are expected to be built in the years to come.
Paper usage in schools will be obsolete in the next ten years, because we are experiencing a lot from innovations from every angle in the technology and it is will really affect education, and the way we do desktop publishing, because I see schools training their teachers and lecturers on how to use advanced technology in writing and giving information, while the students too will possess digital gadgets too for their learning, and writing on papers or printing documents for educational usage will become obsolete. Many changes will occur in the next ten years because of the advancement in technology, but all will be tied to the internet, we should be ready. The power of a country’s economy is indissolubly concomitant to the strength of its education system. Africa’s competitiveness all starts within its classrooms, thus its education system needs to be strengthened and reformed for it to be able to keep up with the fast-changing global market. With that said, technology visionaries Bill Gates and Salman Khan have their own insights of what the education system should turn out like in the next 10 years or so. There is no way students can absorb their lessons in a single run. Some only rely on their scribbled notes and vague recollections, most of which are unreliable ways to master the subject. In the next years or so, this problem will no longer exist. Gates and Khan are currently promoting the use of video for open education. These videos can be paused and replayed, as required by students. Since the videos can be accessed through websites such as YouTube, a student can walk through the lesson which he failed to understand the day before, and play it over and over until he gets a good grasp of it. Unlike textbooks, these videos are engaging and highly interactive, assuring that the learner will never get bored along the way. They motivate a student to ask questions, which is something he may hesitate to do in the classroom.
Lower Education Costs
Lack of research is one of the most pressing concerns in the world of education. Research is vital for seeking solutions to questions raised, but many researchers are beset with limited funding and government support. But this could change 10 years from now, with the Gate’s vision of open education. As students, can take massive online learning, the cost of education can be lowered. Like my present university education, Microsoft is one of the numerous donors that fund the school scholarships, and with $4000usd, you can get a degree, and it will keep getting better because more online university is coming up. The reshaped system may cut costs associated with building schools or hiring more instructors as the students would no longer be confined with the usual setup of a traditional education system. This can free some funds to go into research instead, for the discovery and formulation of new and better solutions that can further enhance the education system in many parts of the world. With the many issues besetting the education system today, the development of more technologies for personalized programs can provide immense opportunities for underprivileged students or those who do not have the capacity to acquire good-quality education in the traditional system. These innovations are seen to revolutionize the education system in the next 10 years or maybe sooner, who knows?
Students will interact with others remotely.
In years gone by, one would need to enroll at a college and then commit to years of daily classes to earn a college degree. Today, the situation could not be further from this. Although classroom-based education is still the preferred option for younger students looking to get the ‘full college experience’ at any cost, online degrees have provided postgraduate students, those in full-time employment, and even parents with a means of achieving their academic goals.With many college-age students across the United States struggling with massive student loan debt, and the thought of going to a higher learning institution seeming like a less likely option the face of such costly tuition, online education is increasingly becoming a much more feasible option, offering flexibility to a number of different lifestyles. This total flexibility means that there’s no need to worry about missing class. You can learn from wherever you are – it could be your sofa one day and Hawaii the next, and that is precisely why online learning has become so popular. Maybe you’ve recently seen the viral tweet about a group of students who used Google Docs to take notes together during a lecture, collaborating in real-time. As they took notes, the students could ask each other for advice on the parts that they didn’t understand without disrupting the class. This is just one example of how students can use the internet to improve their learning experience. Thanks to easily accessible cloud services such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, it’s never been easier for students to come together and study in a group – no matter where they are. When you use the cloud to work on a project, it doesn’t matter if you are seated physically together or at other ends of the globe, studying on-campus or taking online MSW programs. With digital tools like cloud storage, students have access to data, resources, and notes that doesn’t necessarily require the physical carrying of textbooks or even writing tools like in previous eras. Cloud storage and collaboration makes for a much more streamlined process of sharing information between students and teachers, and it means the learning experience does not have to occur in one physical place.
Students will have more voice.
Kirsten Saenz Tobey, co-founder of Revolution Foods, sat down in a school cafeteria to do a little research. When she asked the kids how they felt about their meal options, one turned to her and said, “Does this look like it was prepared by someone who respects me?”Students are ultimately their customers, Tobey says; if they don’t feel respected or listened to, they’ll never buy into the healthier options her company is dishing out. But it’s not all chocolate cake and gummy worms: They’re launching a mobile app to give kids nutrition info, see the day’s menu, and give feedback on what they’re served. Engaging and respecting students and families as wellness partners will become a new focus in ways we haven’t seen before, she says. “Traditional education is very top-down, heavy-handed—sit down and read, be quiet, don’t ask questions—there’s still a lot of room for innovation.”
Online education are appealing in Africa and some other countries around the world, given the multiple economic constraints confronting many people around the world. Online schools will bring more advantages of educational opportunities, gain access to up-to-date educational materials through online libraries, provide virtual access to faculty around the world, and become part of the global learning community. A learner support system needs to be put in place to assist students confronting the challenges of distance education. In addition, people will need to examine pedagogical effectiveness as well as the cost of each delivery platform to ensure that educational needs will be addressed. The complexities in introducing distance education to people are enormous. This initiative represents hope for millions of people looking for access to higher education. Through home or distance learning, fewer people will leave their environments for opportunities elsewhere. If we can become a team of friends and devoted collaborators, pooling our experiences, resources, and connections, we will serve the many poor people now – and well into the future.