Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Towards a challenging ' E learning Future' ;
undoubtedly any educational institute of any country of this globe shouldn't be silenced or muted themselves specially in a world where it moves faster than we can imagine
challenges; not like in any other countries, the countries specifically that had a sort of a dominant slavery educational system due to various political, sociological, and economical contexts that arose in this part of the world due to reasons such as 'colonization, internal disputes of some eras ( some struggles , the LTTE issue in the latter part of our country's history for instance )
I am not talking specifically talking about ' the barriers of achieving educational goals' due to some of above reasons i am specifically talking about ' educational dependency on this part of era ( i know that this is somewhat debatable)
i think that there were periods, some scholars of the country, didn't pay much attention to get engage in ' educational research activities , actively, compared to now' , or else i have a feeling that perhaps most the junior educationists, for instance, have shown some backwardness, sort of muteness, compared to now, in completing their ' doctorates' or contributing their knowledge in to some challenging areas of the education.
Today, in the country, I can see that almost every academic is planning to get their doctorates and that has become their major aims with regard to their educational achievements. In some of the eras of the country, it was somewhat rare that you see, 'educational doctors' all over the country, within a particular area of study, Anthropologists for instance, but those who actually obtained such qualifications in the past had to face , i believe, a lot of difficulties, compared to now with regard to its every aspect. i believe, for Anthropologists, sociologists of long years back, how they did their research in most the fundamental societies, in tribes, the societies with less access to most the facilities that 'the people of today are enjoying thanks to technology or inter connected, Network of Global Education Systems'. some scholars are members of universal education networks , compared to past, members of advancement sciences - research associations, voluntary organizations who are really trying to implement various programmes in order to improve ' unprivileged groups or people with who has less access to modern educational facilities , World Pulse for instance, other than the other organizations world wide
like Dr. Vijitha Nanayakkara, the Vice Chancellor of the Open University of Sri Lanka, mentioned today, at the Book Launch held at the Faculty of Education, Nawala, it is highly essential to improve the computer literacy, (IT Knowledge) of students as well as of academics of all levels of Education systems of the country, and i believe as a learner, also in this part of the world, South Asia we can lend a hand if anyone would like to share or exchange knowledge , voluntarily or otherwise\
i believe that the Vice Chancellor of the OUSL tried to explain that when initiating something new to any group there are challenges to over come. If it is essential and has a demand to improve E Learning strategies , Resources, facilities that itself is not enough but 'total involvements of the learners ( academics of all, students very including) is also essential. Their ' lazy-less efforts' for instance, give such learning practices a full potential, involvement. i know that SDC (Staff Development Centre of the institution (OUSL) is giving chances to their academics to complete certain IT programmes
when it comes to educational or any other related Dependency (depend on other people's initiatives, inventions) is something that decaying , thankfully compared to those of education system in the country , and in the region. this part of the globe is now more prosperous in their innovations and contributions to global knowledge. And i can see that most the scholars, institutions such as Universities trying to implement Modern Educational Learning Tools, Resources, Facilities , Packages, Methodologies in to their respective field of study, Teaching - Learning' strategies.
i can see that 'taking note in to an exercise book, note books ( not the IT devices becoming something museumizing but trying to new tools such as lap tops , modern advanced packages) but there is still a gap to be filled.
apart from E facilities, Resource Bases i believe BOOKS are still something very SOLID and still play and immensely valuable role when it comes to 'Data storing' , Knowledge Storing', Saving Mechanisms, sharing information , knowledge that there is less chance of loosing documents on line due to power failures or due to Computer Illiteracy, knowledge hacking, stealing 'identity of a knowledge production, contents of any books it is about ' respecting 'Author Rights' for instances when it comes to not using some others compiled data as secondary sources but specially when people use them as original data when they present in various ways.
So this book is something SOLID and a contribution to who ever is expecting enhancing their knowledge in mentioned areas (OER)
i believe this hints that ' we should remove all the self restrictions that barricade improvements of education , achievements, personal and common, for instance due to 'postponing educational aims, laziness :- ), postponing implementing due to what so ever practical reasons , perhaps
there is no issues with regard to lack of resources, we have the Human Brain Machines only thing is we need to use them asap before they gets to their stage of dementia ( pardon me for using this term)
so lets base, initiate an e learning mechanism in every learning centres, institutions but respecting human relationships because of e technology we must not forget to deal face to face when it comes to sharing information don't always stick to your learning mechanisms to Distance Mechanisms though you get chance fully literate in IT knowledge ' try to maintain human contacts'
Lets move on to a world with ethical learning practices thanking the scholars of country, globe contributes so far immensely in to their respective fields of study so far