Imagine a day in the near future when you can have a degree from multiple major Universities by learning remotely. A lot of them are already doing this, but it’s not widely used so far. Education might not be the key that opens all the doors in your way to success, but it is an important stone in the foundation of a successful professional and personal life.
It is very important have the right education even in business. We always need to have the desire to learn something useful every day, in business and in our personal lives. Knowledge will make us grow and evolve, so self-education and school education are very important for all of us.
Education is the answer to many of the world’s problems, but not all the people have access to it. Despite the great improvements that the 21st century brought in our lives, there are still children without access to education – all types and forms of education. In an era where knowledge is even more powerful, there are numerous factors that make schooling difficult for a lot of children all over the world.
The answer to issues like access, quality or reception is simple and is in your hands right now – technology. More precisely, it is called Edutech. Technology is used as a tool and it makes life easier. Also, technology comes to shake things up, for Edutech has begun to change the way we see the traditional method of learning things. Through this, anybody in the world that has access to the internet can have access to education.
An Oxford, Cambridge or Harvard degree is very valuable, but you can also educate yourself through a platform that can offer you anything you need to know, and the knowledge won’t be less useful. In order to be a skilful entrepreneur, you need first to inform yourself about all the matters connected to your business field. Why not reading the best advice from the greatest entrepreneurs, gathered in one place? It’s like Tony Robbins or Robert Kiyosaki would teach you a private class about how to succeed in your new startup. It has added new channels to the consumption of knowledge content and has increased the reach of educational institutions into a global stage.
Edutech may eliminate many barriers when it comes to education. For example, people who do not have access to education due to income problems don’t need to worry about money anymore. Also, people who do not have access to education because of geographical barriers will simply be able to fulfil their wishes sitting at their desk, in their own home. Edutech is useful as well for people who want to learn more without going to business schools by way of debt. They can use the internet to achieve the knowledge they aim at. Online platforms can do a great job also for those people that are working in fast-paced industries and are constantly trying to catch up with the new directions.
These are just a few benefits that Edutech can bring all over the world. Plus, the high cost of traditional formal education will become just a memory, while people will have access to personalised instruction. The conversion to digital as a mode of instruction will make a difference in the world and many people that today only dream of a certain level of education will be able to access the information they want. This will help them to become a better version of themselves and add value to their professional and personal lives, as well as to add value to other people’s lives. We should all realise what an extraordinary chance Edutech will be for all the children and adults that deserve a proper education. We need to be thankful for all the benefits technology has brought along and use it as much as possible.
Author: Mru Patel, Partner and COO of Flash Group, CEO of Sapian Capital