Online Classes can be a saviour for us at this stage of national lockdown. It won't be wrong to say that the whole world is temporarily closed. It is not a closure which was ever predicted or even planned. There is no other option available. There is no other remedy or medicine at hand other than making people stay inside their homes.
John Dewey had something in his vision when he gave us the experiential learning philosophy of "Learning by doing". The veteran American philosopher predicted the 21st century's core thrust area when he advocated that education should be 'actual' and should 'happen' not just forced upon in the memory.
First Things First! This is what Innovation asks for. The educators are required to be one step ahead than the learners; not in a way to generate inferiority among them. Rather the desire to learn is to be inculcated.
'Participation' is the first key and 'Practice' is the second to make learning happen in the classroom. When a teacher teaches and students become a part of the process, there is nothing that can stop the realisation of learning. There is always a long-term goal in the mind of a teacher and a short-term objective for a student. They need to enable the kids to successfully hunt a good career and life; student desire to acquire reasonably impressive skill-sets to make this a reality.
The age of bots and robots is here. When we see Sophia getting the citizenship of a country (Forbes, 2017), EdTech and EduSoMedia cannot be kept much far from the classroom. With Artificial Intelligence (AI) being able to predict deaths in advance, with Design Thinking bringing a new approach to problem-solving in the world,
This is the time when the smartphone (the phone with browsing capacity) is getting into the hand of millions of people around the world. Science and Technology have made it possible and market forces have empowered the reach. It has been about to factors-
Learning based on Technology isn't a new thing. Learning sans technology might come as a new thing and will surely fail us. Since the ages when we came out of caves, the reasons were not based on some divine intervention or some magic wand. We had actually moved from being naive to natives of the earth by starting INVENTING.
Blogging, the frequent, chronological publication on the Web of personal thoughts and opinions for other Internet users to read. The name, coined in the late 1990s, derives from “Web-logging.” The product of blogging is known as a “blog.” There are millions of blogs on the Internet.
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Our first observation is: This is the right time to say that we are heading towards a successful failure. The time to wake up was yesterday and we have been left in a state of shock now. The state of affairs is grim and there seems to be no possibility of a solution. Soon, the edifice is to fall on the ground of reality.
Ishani Luthra has been my student since the Amity days. She did her B. Tech. in Computer Science and went on to experience the technological world. Her creative spark and passion to learn led her to her actual love - Creative and Professional Writing. Now, she is a published author, acknowledged public speaker, blogger and event organiser.