The tablet computer revolution The launch of the Apple iPad in March 2010 has revolutionized the portable computing industry. Over 66 million tablets have been shipped in 2011 and the sale is across all geographies and to users of all age groups.
Education is referred to as the process of teaching or learning of skills and knowledge. Its main objective is to use the learned information in the most effective ways and to perform a task more efficiently. Education goes beyond the four walls of a classroom. Fundamentally, a child is educated and prepared for the society, in terms of morality, such as honesty, loyalty, etc. Additionally, an individual gains education through his personal experiences with the world outside.
Education is classified into three types, each has its respective advantages and disadvantages. The types of education are:
- Formal Education, which is usually taken place on the premises of a school, where basic, academic, and trade skills are taught. It begins at the elementary level through secondary level of schooling and then continues to post-secondary education at a college or university.
- Informal Education, which refers to learning about day-to-day activities. It is a life-long process learned naturally. for instance, learning your mother tongue or parents teaching their child how to brush their teeth.
- Non-formal Education, which involves flexible learning of professional skills or job skills. Home education, distance learning, computer-assisted instruction, all fall under non-formal education system. Painting, for instance, fall under this category of education.
Self-development through the process of education has become more exciting, as the current education systems started adopting alternative methods of teaching that involve fun-filled activities, healthy competition, rewards and perks, visual media, use of internal and technology, which are helping is delivering education in the most effective form.
With the downturn in the economy and jobs being scarce these days, many undergraduate students are choosing to continue their education. Enrollment in graduate schools is at all-time highs, with many people choosing to pursue Masters and Doctorate degrees. However, there are some serious questions about whether this is really a smart strategy to ensure […]
Student who pursues any sport as an extracurricular activity becomes a method of cashing the sport for the institutions they study in. a student-athlete as he is called gets a status above a regular student for his extraordinary performance. He is given all the facilities that normally no one gets. Some unusual favors are downed […]
Online education has become a viable alternative to pursue an education in the present scenario. The trends show that online education has gained huge popularity in the last five years due to the ease of access. Now students need not go to those traditional brick and mortar institutions to continue their studies, they can do […]
Group-Indias No.1 job portal Naukri.com launches Shiksha.com, the education portal which connects education seeker with an education provider and is owned by their parent company Info Edge. Shiksha.com – a complete guide for all your education needs. The idea behind launching this education portal is to guide/assist students find the right college and course. They […]
The other day I was reading an article in the newspaper which very soon appeared in rediff.com. (http://www.rediff.com/money/2006/nov/10ab.htm). I would like to candidly admit that I was rattled after reading the article. The write-up was about the last days of a professor who taught in the ‘esteemed’ IIM Calcutta in the late 60’s. Prof. Ramu […]