There is time when the basic human needs are only food, clothes and residence. With the emergence of industrial age, education is added as one of their basic needs. And now education is one of the world’s major industries, producing graduates to manage and run economic, political, and cultural transmissions. But with the era of information more and more land in our society, we see conflicting trends in the education system.
The first conflict trend is in the cost field. While the cost of formal education in universities and universities is increasing, the cost of education through the internet is lower and lower. In many countries the observation of education managers is that the cost of education increases higher than the inflation rate of a country. But getting information which is raw education data becomes cheaper and cheaper through the internet. Students can be cheaply connected to the Internet through internet cafes and access information that previously will spend a lot of money. They can now download eBooks, many of which are free.
On the private money store website, an article was written about the Academic Earth. It is said that while the Academic Earth is not an organization that can provide learning with college credit, it can give him a material that is almost the same as he can accept in traditional classrooms, when he wants it, without the hassle of transportation and dress costs. There are advertisements on this website “big lecture lectures, free.”
The second conflict trend that I saw was in the field of methodology. With more information to digest and more books to read students are getting burdened with reading, memorizing and understanding the contents of the books and lecture professors. But on the other hand there are so many individuals and groups trying to make learning fun and fun, not a burdensome experience.
On the DNA website read the world there is an article titled “New trend in teaching that makes learning fun.” In this article we read, “To make students enjoy and understand at the same time is the main principle in which educational institutions must work.” There are also online experiments with mnemonics to make memorizing pleasure.
The third conflict trend is in the field of results. Almost everywhere in countries with a type of Western education complaint has made the education system producing unemployed or half-unemployed graduates. There is no guarantee that after graduation work is there. But the work is being produced through the internet. Some get jobs by writing book reviews, programs, by creating a website, with programming, etc., not to mention many online fraud.
Website machines for education are trying “to increase awareness about the changes needed in our education system.” Hopefully this change will also resolve unemployment problems or half unemployment of our college graduates.
What does this conflicting trend say to us? It seems the following trend is possible.
When formal education costs are higher and higher and the cost of non-formal education through the web runs lower and lower, only rich people can access formal education while not so rich will be satisfied with non-formal education through the web.
When the education process becomes increasingly burdensome for students, more and more educational games will be placed on the web where students will spend more and more than their time. There have been indications that students cut their classes to spend time playing games in internet cafes.
Because it is increasingly unemployed and half unemployed produced by our formal education system, the more work will be made through the web.