Absence of quality of teachers is the primary reason why talented students from hinterland find it difficult to complete with city bred counterpart.
Salman Khan a Bangladeshi native settled in California realized this and started an online portal “Khan academy”. This experiment proved immensely popular and attracts students globally.
IT is in so many ways a reflection of global reality where lots of online courses such as Edx and Course era are available.
At a point of time was felt that online courses have the potential to replace brick and mortal university system. The fear proved misplaced as classroom learning cannot be replaced in the online system.
Teaching is a holistic process it is not contrived to more transfer of bookish knowledge. But also means to inculcation of values- Class room also includes forming of lifelong relationships.
Advantages of online education
- Students who can’t attend school can learn from online classes.
- One does not have to travel to attend college from rural areas. Intelligence that resides in villages can benefit from online class.
- One can learn from online courses that are not available in school buildings.
- One can study while continuing his job; he does not have to leave the job to attend school.
The only drawback of online courses is that it does not give opportunity for holistic development that one gains in face to face education.
Latest management theory emphasizes on EQ emotional quotient VS IQ (Intelligence quotient). People with high EQ’s succeed over people with high IQ’s.
To summarize online education is great for preparing you for successful classroom teaching.