Difference Engine: Unplugging the cables
THE tangled web of wires beneath computer desks could soon be a thing of the past. The same goes for the jumble of cables that feeds audio equipment and TV sets. The…
What do American students think about technological changes? One newly emerging technology succeeds to disconnect one old business platform for a new business platform to emerge. Businesses also respond to hire new employees who can fulfill assigned tasks with required skills and competent knowledge. American students may be market-and-consumer-oriented products of American cultures and consumerism; but in depth, American students ignore their orgins of what have made of them. It is a gap of knowledge. Why? What the job market needs is what American students need to equip and prepare from now. Jobs are sensitive to sales revenues and consumers’ purchasing behaviors. Businesses only hire new employees if the former predict a future demand rises otherwise they lay-off more to keep their payroll burden low.
Dreams and ideal career development paths are two necessary elements for American students to cultivate as early as possible. Teachers at school need to discuss with students with real stories of successful entrepreneurs and personal experiences to inspire students’ passion and enthusiasm not only for economic matters but also independent lifestyles.
Love is one element in life, but then love also heals people’s wound hearts and refill energy for long-haul journeys. Education is such journey with three inputs - passion, energy and purposes. Passion keeps students focusing on their studying progresses. Energy maximize students’ performance. Purposes keep students on a right track. All elements can secure students’ future lives.
U.S. students are divided by incomes, knowledge and ethnic cultures. The former’s future careers and lives are determined by students’ dreams and passions. If American students have a chance to consider their counterparts’ living conditions in developing nations, American can hear a right answer. Scholarship, free online programs and peer-to-peer studying groups are among solutions to unlock a digital and education division in low-income American families’ children. American billionaires, millionaires and phylanthropists have donated a part of their fortune to add more opportunities into hands of American children. But are American children ready to stand up on their feet for their future lives?
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Cloud education has its own advantages compared to traidional education. But developed nations may create Mass Online Education Program as something trendy and innovacative products, but actutual affects and deliverable knowledge go to developing and emerging nations. Why? A gap of knowledge is a tremendous key answer for young people in those immature and too-much-space-for-growth markets where export industries and infrastructural construction progress need more qualified and skllful workers to fulfill all high-demand jobs there. What are necessary responses and solutions for Cloud Education? Opinions and responses are different under two perspective angles between learners in developed nations like U.S, E.U and their counterparts in developing and emerging countries. It may suggest another question - English-speaking environment and localized environemnt can make a compromise to increase values of knowledge, skills, disciplines and self responsibility in active workforce.
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Harvard University has also followed the world trend of promoting free online education.
Why have MIT and other top-ranking business schools collaborated and promoted free online programs? Students and learners around the world can attend those programs without paying tuition. What benefits of such free online programs initiated by MIT and Harvard University?