Education throughout the world is on the precipice of quantum leap in education. We are starting to seeing the magma being spewed from the fiery depths of the volcano. The earthquake has already happened the crashing waves of the internet have engulfed an already beleaguered education system. As with all catastrophes there will be casualties, but more exciting is the great opportunity to reach out and help others and build a better and much more grand future.
Here is how I got started thinking about this;
I read an article today about a teacher feeling overwhelmed that there was never enough time, resources or help to get everything done that he needed. I can understand the feeling. Back a couple of years ago I taught a couple of college classes. Both of them required me to teach them graphics arts software. Just as the teacher in the article I felt I didn’t have the resources to give them the experience they were going to need in the real world. I felt I was just barely staying ahead and felt I cold do a much better job. Then I was given the opportunity to make a lot more money working for a company and so I didn’t get the opportunity to continue my teaching. Then I got into an MBA program that was all online. After going through that program I realized that there are tons and tons of resources that teachers can use to help each student have a better learning experience.
Instead of complaining that we don’t have enough we need to be looking to the resources that can give us a much better opportunity to learn than was ever available in the past. There is way more than enough on the internet to go around.
The future is now. The abundant education is upon us. We need to be rejoicing because of the wonderful innovative age in which we live.
Here are a couple of examples of things that can help kids learn.
Here is the article. that started the discussion.