Revolution In Online Education

A less than a decade ago to understand any subject presence of students in a classroom was compulsory because once you looses lessons from that particular professor or teacher it would go hard to understand same topic unless you have a friend with extraordinary intelligence as there was no repetition.

The days are gone where a student needs to depend on standard classroom education for better understanding and perspective. This is a digital age and everything is presumably transforming into digital form including Education. Modern India is witnessing a sudden leap of online education which is selectively different than distance education which mostly depends upon self study but in online education there is a real student and virtual teacher in form video tutorial with high quality educational academic contents.

The major problem which exists with Indian Education System is the delay in updating course syllabus. Most syllabuses seems to be outdated and in bid to compete in fractional changing world new syllabuses with updated content need to be introduced and that is conveniently easy in case of virtual education system rather than traditional classroom education.

It is presumed that Indian online education is turning around $3 billion. Many entrepreneur and universities are eager to go online with professional and skillful courses elaborated by finest expert of the subjects. India has 2nd largest internet user base and constantly increasing. English has become common education language to be taught in, so online educator has no need to worry about translating their course content in other regional languages.

Following are the five major driving forces which are responsible for rapid expansion of online education:

Convenience of time & place:

Regular face to face classroom education has time and location restriction. You have to go to particular location for specific period of time. This clause can completely vanished in case of online education as it gives flexibility of timing for 24x7x365 days. Student can work in their own flexible time framework without any barriers and that too at their own place. As there is no restriction of time and place student can learn being stressed free.

Cost Reliability:

Imagine how much money one has to spend to create a perfect institution in terms of infrastructure, management, educational material, manpower, faculties etc. face to face education scenario become expensive affair. But in case of online education what we need is few inexpensive PCs, internet connection, Learning Management System (LMS) and done. Maximum course content is available online most of which is in forms of E-journal and EBooks, lots of which are free or at minimum charges.

Updated Resources:

Traditional classroom education show lethargy in updating the syllabus as it has to be start from a board or university levels and up to the time it get updated modern syllabus goes one step ahead. This phenomenon can be avoided in online education as online educators keeps themselves well aware of changing industry trends and rejuvenate whole syllabus and course content accordingly.

Digital Literacy:

In a bid to be online learners we get acquainted with many digital terms and procedure which eventually helps us to be digitally literate and I has no alternative as everything from school to college and banks to government going digital. It convey us the deep perspective of using digital medium for convenience of day to day life like filling online forms, making reservation, banking transaction and other.

Enriching Experience:

Online education is very secular as there are no restrictions of caste, creed, race, gender, nationality etc. anyone can learn anything. It provides us a convincing and enriching experience which we may not get in classroom education in such a diversified way. Moreover you can revise the subject as many times as you want unless you master it. This also provide global opportunity to learn from astonishing faculties which might have been we only dreamed of. It also helps to create a versatile global approach which may unlock extensive career opportunities.

Along with these five driving forces there also exist some key limitation which could be eliminated in a future course of time. They are:

Access to Internet:

India comprising 1.25 billion populations has only 35% of active internet user base and most of which is situated in urban area. Internet speed revolution is still in nascent stages as network is loose in non-urban and rural India. Most places has internet with compromising speed which may make online education little hectic.

Access to techno peripherals:

Though online education is cost effective in comparison to traditional methods but some components are inevitable for online education such as a computer, smart phones or projectors etc. along with internet connection. If online education has to be given in bulk then we’ll need Management Learning System to maneuver the whole process.

Informative Exaggeration:

All the required help and course resources available online but in extra quantity teachers and student needs to be very vigilant while executing info or it may drag us in well of confusion if we failed to managed properly. Content may slightly differ from various resources according to place and viability. One needs to stick to content and course of one particular entity.

Although there are some distinctive limitation or say barriers in path of online education but it will expand its wing anyway. It is not going to stop. Its significance will override the limitation. What kind of change we were expecting in educational scenario with respect to its quality, content, etc can be excelled through virtual education system. Not only can this but we deciphered into more interesting visual treat which will be enjoyed by everyone who want to strengthen their skill by all manner. Virtual education is the future of education.


Career Change & Psychology

Switching jobs from one to another is now becoming a common trend. We frequently hear news from our neighborhood or relatives that X was doing the job in Y Company, now he is in Z Company or doing his own business. Past year’s  dogma of once you stick to a job you supposed to leave or resign it only after 30 to 40 years later or at the time of retirement. This trend is vanishing and there are many reasons behind that.

To choose career, stick to it, enjoy it, and do whatever you want to and suddenly one day change the direction of your career. These are the significantly present visual steps in a person’s career. Well, in India there are some orthodoxy ways to choose career such that a son of lawyer must become a lawyer, a business man’s son must carry responsibility of company on his shoulder and the one intellectual who always carve his name in top five children of class always get asked by friend and relatives if he is becoming “Doctor” or “Engineer”? When an individual performs well in competitive exams, he himself tries hard to find best suitable career option available to him. In the current scenario, the number of parents who help to choose their children’s career on basis of their interest, preferences, capacity and behavior are increasing. In a bid to accompany mentioned traits many aspirants are widely using aptitude test and career counseling. Significantly parents are showing more interest in helping their children to know about various career options available and ways to opt them. Interacting with a successful individual of particular career seems to be an added advantage for deciding better career prospective.

In spite of all these exercises, on occasions, you don’t like the career path you choose then only one option stood in front of you and that is to Change the Career. Many time undermining your own interests because of the pressure from parents or sometimes because of your own mistake leads to taking this devastating decision which ultimately results in chaos. Take the example of the one who has become doctor turn toward the business of share market or an engineer began his own travel firm to fulfill his dream of the circumnavigating the world with his own company.

The decision of career taken in a premature stage of academic life is certainly not perfect but only after reaching the stage of due maturity endow us the good sense of career choice. Whatever education we had acquired up to this stage one may think for rather directly going for a job or why not have some supplementary courses for extra advantages. For example after completing B.Com one might go Tally or film direction or film creation where first choice is related with degree and latter two are not. Sometimes business or jobs having too much stress creates aversion toward it. We get fed up with existing competition or working under others canopy may hurt our pride and we decide to begin our own venture and this too is a type of career change.

With the increasing age and maturity, our thoughts get more deepen and we become more introspective. There are some interesting personnel who sometimes entertain the thought that the journey of my life up to this point was for my personal development and now I have some responsibilities toward society and for the same reason, they relieve themselves from existing jobs. Those who were enjoying and fulfilling the need of their families for so many days instantly found rushing toward internal development. Leaving their regular career behind they strive to acquire more knowledge to give benefits to others especially those who are in their fifties show these signs.

Now a change in career is not always voluntary as some might start to find new jobs when they loose first or a house wife may look for the job due to financial problem and some needs job after retirement. Transfers, a sudden change in working profile or increase in responsibilities due to promotion are some example of an indirect career change and are not under our control. In this disturbing situation, the only way is to compromise and align ourselves with the situation.

While confronting career changes we pass through various psychological agitations even if that change is voluntary. One must prepare his mind for a career change in an anticipatory way and while actually going through change must strive to maintain positive mental condition for better results only then we can be capable of accepting changes. One must nurture good expectation from new career, carry positive feeling in mind and assert your mind that these changes are for good and accepting them we have to give our best then it goes easy for us to occupy a new place with the free mind. New responsibilities can be easily carried out if we give meaning to it with full confidence and sometimes to assimilate in the new environment we have to make some changes in ourselves. Consistency and dedication in endeavor help us to establish in a new career. Contrary to this if our point of view is negative then adjustment with the new job won’t be our cup of tea. Mind creates hesitation and unwillingness toward that particular career and it doesn’t accept changes. “I have made the grave mistake by changing career” this types of thoughts start to revolve around your mind and you regret your decision again and again.

What was your experience in the previous job, how established you were or your capacity to accept new responsibility and inspiration for work these entire things could be helpful in beginning a new career. Moreover, if you get supporters or say mentor at new job or business then it becomes easy to assimilate there. If your family is supportive and understand circumstances behind the career change then its added advantage.

In this world of a fraction, an attempt to accumulate wealth and materialistic possession like house, car and other things may ask for a quick buck so it leads to the search of that career which has the potential to provide money in minimum time period. We must understand that sometimes changes may decipher ourselves into lazy or the uninterested person and could kill enthusiasm as well. If you want to be inspired all the time about your job looks for what, lure you most. It might practically not possible to get what you exactly expect and sometimes need to try hand what you don’t like. You have to make an attempt to minimize strain on your mind with confidence that I’m doing what is in my welfare. It could blow a new spirit in you. Lastly to say that career doesn’t end with one but until the last breath if you are determined to have one.

Kitchen Careers

There is a moment in process of education when everyone decides about their career objective and chooses the path accordingly. Like many other challenging and creative options, a career in the kitchen as a chef or subsequent profiles has a wider approach. A career in Kitchen is bit different in comparing to other as it may evolve due to a hobby or you may personally like it, indeed it is like craze which you have to nurture and decipher it into the career.

Some like to try the hand in making amazing food items and most of them like to taste it. Everyone has unique attribution of tastes. Initially, the kitchen used to be the battle-field of women’s only but not anymore because men too have turned their legs toward Kitchen, hence the career in Kitchen is open to all male & female who are enthusiastic, passionate and most interestingly they like to innovate food. While choosing any career one must think about financial stability in the same. A career in kitchen certainly has monetary stability & rate of employment generation is also recognizable.

One must understand while taking admission for catering course that it has various branches like Indian, Continental, Chinese, Pastry, chocolate to which you can opt for. So if anyone has a specific taste then it would be convenient to go for it. Indian cooking classes cover various traditional state cuisines along with indigenous methods. Indian food bears huge demand in foreign countries which ultimately pushes demand for Indian chefs improving viability in Kitchen Career. In Continental courses, the student gets to know about an array of European, American and Australian traditional cuisines along with the skill of presentation simultaneously they may get recruited in varied continental restaurants in India.

Well, in the case of Chinese food experts we don’t need to worry as Chinese food has a huge demand in every corner of world paving the way for good career opportunities. Pastry and Chocolates are most favored food material in all age groups may it be engineer or class one officer or college teen everyone likes to lick the dripping chocolate from sides of cake and pastries. It might be birthday or marriage anniversary or official function, bakery products are always in huge demands. The student learns to know intricacies while preparing baked product especially female student are more accurate while doing fine designs on bakery products which gives them appreciation from family and friends when they present their skill before them. This skill may put them in baking Products Company. These are jobs particularly limits up to the kitchen now let’s have to look some extra kitchen management jobs.

Food Stylist:

The person who is responsible for extraordinary look and garnishing of food in hotels and for advertisement purpose is called food stylist. As presentation has immense important specially trained personnel deployed for this purpose.

Food Critics:

We read many food articles, recipes or food review on various food in magazine and newspaper also have importance as may attract customer to taste that food in the particular hotel. To write or comment about food one has to be the finest connoisseur.

Food Photographer:

There are many photographers but how many of them you knew as Food Photographer? It requires a very sense of imagination to capture the indigenous theme of that particular food. Suppose you have to capture an ice-cream in the frame but you don’t have enough time to capture it at various angles as it will start to melt in extreme lighting. Knowledge of Kitchen may be helpful here. Various big advertising agencies have good demands for a food photographer.

Food Nutritionist:

In kitchen course what types of food is edible, what are non-edible, correct timings, quantity and another important aspect which are directly related to consumer’s health are also taught. Food nutritionist counsel people regarding nutrition issues and help to maintain a balance between health and diet. One can start personal practice with some added course.

Food Quality Controller:

Every food article and its ingredient have vital importance. In culinary courses quality maintenance is taught as taste is what actually become signature brands of hotels and restaurants. Quality control has an utmost task to behold the finest food made from high-quality ingredients and carry on uniformity in it. Moreover storing food in hygienic condition and at correct temperature, avoiding unnecessary mixture, a due period of food material etc. are also taught in quality control programs. Quality manager tracks food for taste consistency and responsible for maintaining it. One who is alert about food quality can choose this career.

While going through culinary courses you can try hands on myriad dishes you were unaware of and simultaneously you can also give the new taste or look to traditional cuisines. Choosing the best ingredient and its acute use needs great perception with a sound mind. Students learn about Knife handling techniques, Skills of frying, roasting, garnishing and all inevitable aspects regarding cooking.  After completion of courses, they can get on the job training or apprenticeship within hotels and restaurant or start your own venture with financial feasibility. Some institutions begin foundation confectionery and cooking courses at junior college level. This may help to create self-employment by taking culinary classes courses or making & selling of popular food items. Many TV channels organize food programs where you can try your luck if you have mastered the culinary arts.

Eventually, if you have passion & potential to acquire the cooking skills then you can hit the bull’s eye. We have an example of Sanjeev Kapoor, Tarla Dalal, Vikas Khanna etc. who have put the reputation of Chefs at the top notch on an international platform. Following their footstep, you too can exhibit your finest culinary skills and establish the career in it.