Technology has become a boon to many on this earth along with students, professors and other readers who search for information. Earlier these students and professors ran from one library to other in search of relevant information spending days and wasting money. Now for all those people who require information, technology has brought all these libraries and placed it on the internet and made it available across the globe. Now with one tap on the system in front of you a lot of information can be gathered and most of them is free while some of them are paid due to their copy rights. Students, professors, researchers anyone who require information can go through the internet and use it based on their requirements. While some of the information is segregated in the form of online libraries, most of the information is not segregated but can be obtained by using the keyword search. One more barrier in searching this information is the language. While Google provides basic translation, not every page can be translated in the same meaning as in the original documents. Apart from that we can find huge volumes of information and make utilize it for our education, research and other purposes.
Even though there is lot of information is available on internet, not everyone have the access to it. And there still more lot of information in our libraries which needs to be digitalized and put on the ecommerce. There are sites which provide free books in different formats, some site provide articles, reviews etc and many other online databases providing rich content and information. Schools, colleges and other institutions are making use of these online resources these days and keeping them available to the students stretching the boundaries of learning. Students can also share their information on these databases and share them to other students and researchers.
There are some social sharing site especially for educational information which helps other students and researchers. These sites have administrators who maintain the data and keep it clean and safe. This can be used by the students and other users for free and some site requests people to share the available information with them to obtain other information they require. Internet is other place where every user must be safe and sometime virus can be shared among the file and users needs to keep a check on it.
While there is loads of information available, users should never plagiarize and keep in good terms with the society.
The effectiveness of learning can be known when the learned subject is implemented in a successful manner. Although there exams and test there are just mere tests to know more about the students’ memory power. The real test comes when during the implementation phase. In the olden ages everything was taught practically and tested the pupil’s skills and knowledge. But in the recent year practical tests are very limited or none in many cases making students vulnerable. This is why many students lack industry expertise and so many engineers are not able to make it to the jobs. Our colleges churn out lakhs of engineers of them whom only a few hundred are eligible for the industry and a lot of the remaining needs hours and hours of training even after receiving their graduation degrees. This clearly puts forward that there needs a revamp in our educational systems and make it more practical rather than a memory exercise. The current education system has become a mere rabbit race rather than developing future engineers for the society.
The testing of students and the examinations in current educational system needs a drastic change and more practical tests must be implemented to make our graduate more employable quickly. For this there needs to e a change from grass root levels and the initiative must come from parents. While practical learning not only helps students in learning new things, it also leaves standard mark on the memory of the kids thereby making them more knowledgeable. The same systems must be carried throughout the educational years till they get employed. The real gap between the industry and the eligibility of the students must be reduced and this can be done by more practical training only.
Although learning comes from books, it should not stop there itself. This book learning must be taken to next or higher level of practical learning. Ask the kids or students to practically implement and showcase them to other students which will surely leave a positive mark in the memory of the students. The necessary requirements for the practical learning must be made available in schools and every student must be given an opportunity to prove their talent. This will help them get jobs immediately and also helps organizations in saving time and money. It is not just for the advantage of the industry but also to help the students that practical learning is mandatory.
Mike Cornell and Emma Jones are behind the success of Elearning Blog, a blog solely focused on providing free resources and tips for e-learning.