Be it an Independence struggle or a fight against climate change, America has always lead the world towards a better future. Recently, President Barack Obama announced his administration’s “Climate Action Plan” (Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/) for cutting carbon pollution and making use of the abundant wind, water, and solar alternatives that can power the entire country.
Today, America celebrates 237th Independence Day by reflecting on life, liberty and the opportunities of living in the world’s greatest democracy. As a part of this celebration let us take a look at the possible amalgamation of technology and education in order to synchronize with President Obama’s four point climate action plan.
The foundation of education if laid on these four points will revolutionize the entire world economy and form the backbone for global education. There is a desperate need to change the traditional way of education in order to put an end to limitless student loan debts and the chain of problems associated with it.
Plenty of initiatives are being taken to make education reach people with advanced technologies like online education. Online education is the change that needs to be incorporated in today’s education system to get rid of the debt, student suicides and unemployment issues. The spirit of independence is what motivates many educators- the opportunity to become independent from debt and traditional education.
The second point focuses on wasting less energy, which is completely satisfied by online education or e-learning technologies as we know it. E-learning is a clean source of education because it is paperless, cloud hosted and highly scalable. Reduced bandwidth requirements, reducing network delays and continuous content availability are the factors that endorse e-learning technologies to be cleaner source of education.
Transitioning the traditional education to online education without affecting its quality could be fantasized by empowering complete educational ecosystem with a state of the art platform. Such a platform will bridge gaps that currently exist in the education system and enhance its standards. Education needs to be dealt in a way that promotes jobs and growth with common sense solutions of hosting online as well as physical colleges.
And finally, capitalizing scattered efforts of green future with education is the need of the hour. International leadership with a motive of cross border education will combat unemployment and eloping economies. The concept of global university will serve the purpose of focused international efforts and promise guaranteed education to all.
So this Independence Day, celebrate educational independence, support online education, and remember that in the world that competes for business, we share a planet. Let us applaud the initiative that America has taken for a greener future and willingly support it because it will takes us all, out of the economic and education turmoil.
Happy Independence Day America!