Is There A Future In “Virtual Schools And Online Learning”?
“””virtual Schools And Online Learning”” How It Works Infographic”
“one of these things is not like the other”. This phrase resonates highly with the inherent faults of humans and social society, to the point that humans have been gifted with a lot of technological fixes. It is the reason why email, instant messaging, and SMS have been made universally accessible by our gadget-happy society. “natural language understanding” has also been used as a primary part of manipulating artificial intelligence into a better mimicry of the human brain. With only a few exceptions, however, these gadgets don’t seem to let us navigate without our best brain power for anything practical.
And we are not talking about medical and scientific matters, such as our bone marrow cells converting into stem cells, immune system altering human vaccines, or using genetic engineering to create a new biologically specific organism. We are talking about education itself. In most cases, we think only about formal schooling which ultimately results in learning skills specifically associated with the academic world, i.e. fine motor skills, visual learning, science, writing, etc. And while these are important and necessary learning skills for all our children, they may also not be enough to bring us up to real life solutions that we need or require to set ourselves up for more than just the amount of information we are now exposed to through the Internet and the slick videos on youtube.
Watch the video here, and see for yourself the revolutionary methods and materials that MOOCs (massive open online courses) are bringing out. The average price to enroll in any of these courses is supposed to be free, with the maximum amount of free credits you can get is 500 free credits. Along with the content, students are taught about any combination of different subjects and are put to the test at a “master class” by the professors of these courses. While universities have both private and state-funded departments teaching courses that meet the same subject, it is these two types of “massive open online courses” that are helping to distance themselves from their peers through innovative and advanced learning methods, offering a minimal tuition fee for all students and none at all for the professors. With a traditional university degree providing to you the opportunity to get a job, meaning the quality and the amount of skills that you are exposed to when in academia, these courses also act as a supplement to you with the perfect amount of skills to get a job in the field of your choice.
“Just start” or “just keep at it” is still an optimistic way to teach you about anything from biology and botany to economics and even financial management.
The next question is: how do you access these courses? Those of you that don’t have a clear conscience will probably think that these things are available through the Internet on their very own pages. Unfortunately, the last time I looked, most of the courses listed there weren’t even courses taught by MOOCs themselves, let alone those that they themselves run. Of course, you’ll find out the exact classes from the pages they source off again, but it is a long process for those who don’t really want to go on their own again.
And this is where we need to take a holistic approach to our education. So, we’ve decided that maybe it’s time for us to rethink our comprehensive approach to education, starting with MOOCs and online learning. Now in the 21st century, there is no reason why we shouldn’t learn how to solve our problems, solving those problems as soon as possible. If a solution is even possible and difficult in the first place, it ought to be clear. And that is why we should simply think “just start”. Through “Beating Startling Priorities” and one of the free educational resources ever on the Internet, you can learn everything you need to know about how to start.