The tipping point in education reaching soon, time for disruption.
Author Krishna Kumar
While I was doing my tenth grade, during lunch break at school, I run to library, to get the latest issue of National Geographic, a treasured magazine, those days, with glossy pages and mind-blowing photographs, enough to throw some sparks to a ‘visuals hungry mind’.
In the new kind of economy emerging across the world, driven by technology, power of communities and creativity, education is seeing dramatic changes in the way it can evolve in next 5 years. The factory model of education is not helping to unleash the potential of individuals. It is pushing people to mediocrity and lesser risk taking.
Tribr, a platform developed by a city-based digital firm, drives online learning on campuses and in work places.The idea of education has undergone a vast change. A classroom is no longer thought of as a confined space with a lecturer and students.
Three years ago, Thomas Friedman, Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times wrote the forward looking column Come The Revolution where he summed up the disruption of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on higher education in this way:
Companies turn to online platforms to upskill staff
Author Varuni Khosla
Last year, nearly 3,500 employees of technology major Ericsson in India opted to do something that’s not part of their key responsibilities: encouraged by the management, they took up online courses to brush up their tech skills and stay employable.
MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognised by employers for their real job relevance.
Many startups are coming up solving problems we find in daily lives. Helping to make our lives more efficient, convenient and even to do routine things cost effectively. Like Uber, AirBnB, PayTM or even Khan Academy. These are trying to make our lives better?