The Year has started and schools are beginning to open up and so is our future

25 January, 2021

In the last blog we read about the positive practices to start the new year 2021 on the right note but we have to take cognizance that uncertainties continue to loom. With the invention of vaccine, but a tad bit away, we are still worried…is the past really behind us or it is out to ruin our future as well? No. The erratic 2020 has taught us to learn how to cope with unexpected difficulties and make the most of the change. We have learnt to be resilient to the changes within ourselves, in our societies and the environment. We have come across people who have succumbed to covid or the nightmare of the epidemic itself is hovering over our heads yet there are people who have fought with health hazards and come back to normal life…with much more rigor and strength. We need to learn from them and that is what will make us educated in the real sense. Life had always been unpredictable. “The uncertainties in life are so uncertain for us to determine the kind woe we shall be entangled in the next future. When you stay dormant, your life is at risk; when you dare to take a step, you take a step to take a risk.

We have a choice.” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah.

We have a choice

The choice is ours. We need to make the most of the times ahead or leave everything to fate. Online education had existed earlier as well but now it has come with a different connotation. As parents struggled to manage their children’s school lives from home turning vulnerable, teachers also struggled with equal pressure to pick up the threads of online/distant teaching. It is in this spirit that education system in India has evolved and emerged stronger and more rational than ever before. The Indian education system has picked up fast from the west – online education in multiple choice question format leveraging technology. This type of education not just imparts theoretical knowledge to students but creates innovative minds with managerial expertise as well as practical knowledge to face the world.

The Time is Now

One day we speak to someone and the next day we hear that the person is hospitalized or home quarantined , so we have somehow developed this urgency to live life in a rapid pace. We are beginning to believe that we donot have the luxury of time. Sometimes some of us shudder to think that one day students will start working after Class X itself and continue further education online. Unlike earlier where distance education was only pursued by kids who needed to start earning early in life or did not get the requisite marks to undertake full time college or higher school, but lately, we have begun to understand that online education is not the poor cousin of mainstream education, atleast not anymore. That is why courses like Techbee, an innovative initiative of HCL Technologies, are gaining momentum fast.

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.”
Carl Rogers

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