WHY E- LEARNING


     WHY INDUSTRY & WORK INTEGRATED EDUCATION

When youngsters come fresh out of school, they have dreams in their eyes. Many of them are of the belief that they own the world. However, it does not take long for them to step into reality. They have to enter the portals of the hall where they write their entrance examinations, for them to have a brush with the harsh reality of the competitive world outside. While some of them manage to make it to the engineering, medical or legal courses, others feel left out. They join the unemployment list and end up frustrated. Even graduates harbour the same feeling after failing to get admitted to an MBA course.

However, such people need not despair. Work integrated education opens a channel for them. People who begin working after graduation need not feel despondent, feeling that channels of higher education are closed to them forever. They can always opt for IWIE education.

Industry & work Integrated Education, is a field of education that focuses on the pedagogy and andragogy, technology, and instructional systems design that aims to deliver education to students who are not physically "on site".

industry & work Integrated Education is a process to create and provide access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both.” In other words, WIE learning is the process of creating an educational experience of equal qualitative value for the learner to best suit their needs outside the classroom.

WIE courses that require a physical on-site presence for any reason including the taking of examinations is considered to be R&D or blended course of study. This emerging technology is becoming widely used in universities and institutions around the globe. With the recent trend of technological advance, WIE  is becoming more recognized for its potential in providing individualized attention and communication with students internationally.

 

HISTORY

Is distance education a new concept? No! It dates to around 1728, when one came across an advertisement in a US newspaper. Here, a short hand teacher was seeking students for lessons to be sent weekly. Isaac Pitman taught shorthand in Great Britain through correspondence courses in the 1840s. Development of the postal service in the 19th century led to the expansion of commercial correspondence colleges with a nationwide reach.

WORKING PROFESSIONALS

It is not easy to survive and excel in this highly competitive global environment. Many youngsters need to find a job at a very young age to support themselves and their family and thereafter end up just struggling to survive.

The Programs designed by The Council of Technical Education & Training definitely meets such challenges posed by the society and acts as a `Beacon of Hope` for all working profesionals saturating in their professions. A meaningful professional course from the council, will surely change the future and confidence of all those who are ready to take the challenge. The knowledge and experience already gained by them is double that of a Masters Degree and Einstein will Certify the same. The cost of education being prohibitively expensive now a days at Einstein all courses are affordable by everyone.

Housewives form another category altogether. Though many of them are academically brilliant, compulsions drive them to junk their educational pursuits, as they have to get married. This is found more prevalent in India and a few neighbouring countries. A few years down the line, when their children reach the school going age, these women can again reconnect with their academics.

Many women, despite being housewives, crave for more knowledge and therefore go all out to fulfil their desire. The flexibility associated with distance education definitely makes it an attractive proposition. There are no set class times. You can decide when to finish your assignments and readings. You can set the pace. In fact, in some programmes, you can even design your own degree plan.

To a certain extent, you can control the learning environment, as you set your own pace and schedule. In fact, it is felt that distance-education courses are often better for people who learn through visual cues and experiential exercises. It is also said that this would suit those people who require more time, those who find it difficult to express themselves in classrooms and introverts.

OVERCOMING STIGMA

People who are yet to make up their minds on undergoing distance education courses feel reluctant, as they fear the stigma that is still attached to the concept. Why distance education? Could you not manage to score the required cut off marks to secure admission into regular classes? These would be the common questions. Has the general academic field wholeheartedly embraced candidates with non-traditional doctorates? Here, one has to agree that the stigma attached to distance education still persists, though it is gradually becoming negligible. Some academics are of the view that doctorates from distance education institutes are not upto the mark, as they make it easy for a person to obtain a PhD. However, people with such attitudes are a fast vanishing breed.

Even here, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel. With regard to teaching positions with online programmes, candidates with doctorates from distance-learning institutions are likely to enjoy and advantage over those from traditional programmes, as they are much more likely to succeed in an online environment as a faculty member.

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

Charles Darwin’s theory Survival of the Fittest certainly holds good in today’s globalised era, when multinationals are ruling the roost in the field of business. Also, bear it in mind that in the present day, corporates look at the value addition that a degree yields, not the organization from where it is fetched. The piquant situation in which we find ourselves in today’s world need not be stressed.

The global recession at the end of the first decade of the 21st century has led to rampant unemployment, thus leading to more poverty. In fact, some analysts feel that this recession has been more severe than the one in the 1920s. The recent economic crisis also brings to light the need for efficient corporate governance. If those at the helm of affairs in the banking world had handled their responsibilities efficiently, the world would not have seen such days. During such times, when opportunities narrow down, we come across stiff competition for the fewer jobs in demand. Here, we find that the persons with higher educational qualifications stand a better chance, which once again brings home the importance of a degree from a reputed institution.

TRUST AND ETHICS

One is aware of the saying, ‘There is no end to pursuit of knowledge.’ At council, those who have believed steadfastly in this adage will find their faith replenished, while the non-believers will get on the route to become ardent believers. The council is distinct and unique in offering its own Innovative, True Distant Learning Programme: Fast-Track and convenient home study courses for all those who could not pursue a full time  Course wherever they are. Even in the present day, the educational system remains very rigid, traditional and highly hurdle some. Here, there is no proper encouragement for innovations or original ideas.

At council, all those deprived of such a traditional study and renowned universities would still have an opportunity to obtain their college degrees. Unfortunately, the educational system values individual merit based on their marks/grading and such other parameters, though one’s knowledge is hollow in his or her own field as he or she claims. This has to be addressed. People with talent may find all this frustrating. The council helps every such individual in filling up this vacuum and makes you worthy of merit in a competitive world. Here, every student will have the opportunity to realize his or her potential to the fullest extent possible. The Russian writer Anton Chekov held the view that knowledge was useless if it could not be utilized.

Even this holds good. At The council every care is taken to see that the education imparted would be of practical use to the student. Otherwise, pursuit of theoretical knowledge would indeed be a waste of time. This global varsity will walk you to your goals. Believe it or not, some of the study programmes can be completed in a single year. The institution aims at conducting qualitative academic programmes that would also provide an exciting stimulus for pursuing a lifelong learning experience.

Those who pursue their courses here will feel like coming back for undertaking more of such programmes, thereby proving the saying that learning is a continuous process to some extent. The challenging syllabus also equips students for professional and meaningful engagement in the disciplines chosen for study. Here, the challenge spurs the students to come out with their best that can get translated into better scores in the future.

Today, a degree is indispensable for advancement in life! Yes, it’s a hard fact. Mere slogging at the workplace will not suffice. It should be borne in mind that as a  graduate, one must expect a higher salary and respect from those surrounding him or her. The latest statistics inform us that a university graduate must expect to earn 98% more than a non-college graduate. You must achieve the proper degree at the proper time to enable you realize your dream of becoming an independent and successful professional. While millions dream of attaining a degree of their choice, not many of them succeed and hordes are left behind in the struggle for existence and survival of the fittest.


 

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