Doing a MOOC or an Online Course is like booking a cab or ordering food online. There are an unprecedented expansion and ease. But the same way we see the limitations and see there are haves and have-nots in this COVID-stricken damaged world, we need to know that many of us do not know good enough about MOOCs as well. Apart from the update to you that even you can host and launch an Online Course, let us share a good platform of free MOOCs- HP EdcastCloud.
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.
Moodle’s mission is to empower educators to improve our world and one of the professions most impacted by the pandemic is that of the educator. Hence says Moodle and the statement stands valid when we see the comprehensive support system they have offered to educators around the world. They proudly declare that Moodle is made for the teachers. The moment we give something to teachers, it goes to the whole universe through the learners assigned to them.
'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,
Technology is imperative to education now. If one can walk hand in gloves with the latest innovations and integrations of technology into education, it is possible to survive with rewards. Teachers are the ones who need to win this battle of survival because everyone can use technology but everyone cannot teach.
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.
Helen Keller said that the most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but no vision. Our visions prompt us to see the beauty and uniqueness of things around. We also want to make things that move swiftly through the eyes of the viewers to their heart and make an appreciated mark on their intellects.
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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.