Redefining Systems of Learning


Learning systems of our time are challenged by today’s dynamic world with new and complicated problems such as information explosion which is illustrated by the fact that the amount of information doubles every year. But yes, undoubtedly, technology plays an important role in every sphere of life. Especially, if we see that instant connectivity has branched out from merely a tool of personal communication to a platform for educational instruction and outreach. Universities play a vital role in this era as they help students develop perspective and enable them to use this overflow of information judiciously.

Also, teachers and mentors play a vital role in the passage of time and the integration of technology in this digital era. The education system is constantly being challenged to offer better education to more people, at the same time as technological development continually opens up new possibilities and methods of learning. Nowadays, teachers are expected to become technologically oriented and responsible not only for their teaching but also for their students’ learning. Teachers need to meet the standards of the curriculum while enhancing students’ creativity, curiosity, and motivation. Of all the gifts students receive from education, passion is the greatest. For teachers, passion offers one of the most effective teaching strategies for engaging students. Discovering students’ passion is not easy. In fact, it often takes years of struggle and hard work to figure out what truly brings them joy. Also, when we’re given opportunities to explore our interests and talents at a young age, it’s usually much easier to choose a career that makes us happy. As teachers, they can tap students’ strengths and encourage their curiosity, which may guide them towards more fulfilling and content lives. Also, teachers need to create more time with students as more time with them would mean better understanding and early recognition of their passion and interests in various fields.

Moreover, with the rapid advancement of technology, the entire system of learning has changed where teachers need to meet the standards of the curriculum while enhancing students’ creativity, curiosity, and motivation. This adaptation has changed the classes to learner-based which requires a metamorphosis of educators into technologists. So if they want to achieve institutional success as well as students’ success, they need to embrace technology. Subsequently, many universities run separate classrooms for the less privileged students, taking up responsibility of ensuring that the same quality of education can be imparted to all strata of society.

Finally, with learning having become more self-directed, informal and open. And, with the rapid advancement of technology, education has also changed its path. Now learners approach different ways to get information without any barriers of time and place. Also due to technology and its benefits informal and self-directed learning is increasing outside the universities, as well. It is also imperative to evaluate the learning objectives, hurdles that arise in the path of getting self-learning, and success factors when acquiring an online education for informal and self-directed education. In general, there is no efficient way to evaluate informal training outside the universities other than by checking practical skills in a particular field of study, basing the whole teaching-learning process on how much the students are growing as all-rounders of tomorrow, ready to take their next step as professionals/entrepreneurs/leaders.