THE 21ST CENTURY WAY OF LEARNING
- April 27, 2016
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Technology
It is therefore safe to say that the Printing Press better known as the Gutenberg revolution has not only shaped the media but also shaped how information is stored and transferred. It definitely had its fair share problems but hey!
These shortcomings have positively acted as the foundation and springboard to the improvements and modifications that have been made.
The Gutenberg revolution caused an almost expected ripple effect. For one, the Education sector was highly boosted in the sense that the students were able to get printed material on the content they had learnt and this was extremely phenomenal.
Fast forward to the 21st century where technology is the order of the day and the world is majorly run by technology. We live in a world where if something can be done in a faster and less time consuming manner, then we definitely go for it. Be it making food, making friends, moving from one place to another and soon to come, how to tie laces… better yet have no laces at all.
With all this happening,the education sector had to make its mark lest it was left behind in this fast paced century. Hence the onset of E-learning and similar platforms aimed at improving the experience and delivery of educational content.
E-Learning has been defined as learning that is typically conducted through the electronic media. Essentially, it is learning by utilizing electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom setting. The mature and diverse nature of e-learning has been beneficial in solving the different issues that have faced education quality and delivery. Issues such as differences in types of curricula, pricing and learners location.
This has birthed viable solutions such as Kytabu, an education application that leases 844 curriculum based textbooks to students on an android platform. By renting out the books, the student is able to access the book of their choice at a fraction of the original price and for the time that they need it.
This has enabled more students to get access to education content regardless of their social and economical background or their location. It has not only bridged the education gap but has also remained dynamic so as to remain effective and relevant. Indeed making it the ideal way of learning in the 21st century.