Monday, 9 March 2009

Is our network flimsy?

Fast technological progress and globalization have made one thing perfectly clear: Advanced training is a requirement for professional success. Nowadays, there are institutions for advanced training that promote programs to enable continual learning. Internet plays an important role in their endeavor. People can participate in advanced training courses worldwide even from their homes.

           Almost all universities in the world have websites and maintain their database updated. As an aspect of modern education, those universities build up their reputation by granting scholarships and by keeping their doors open for foreign students. They also insure a reliable 24-hour-connection for distance learning.

           University portals carry information and give courses on daily, weekly or monthly basis. Apart from the on-the-spot courses, the web-based seminars and video-conferencing are in the center of attention. It is an easy-going e-learning in a virtual environment, at the fingerprints of learners. Age is never a handicap for learners. Neither are time or space.

           The know-how which was topical few years ago is obsolete today. Keeping up with the latest developments in one's field of expertise requires continuing education and the application of acquired skills. This guarantees state-of-the-art expertise and the ability to master theoretical and practical job challenges.

However, some of our universities seem to be lagging behind time and knowledge age. Pop round their sites, make your query… Surprise! All the absurd defects that make netters edgy are there. The pages are slow, the links are broken, the database is obsolete, and the supposed-to-be dynamic forums are not functional…Your query is therefore fruitless and your nerves uptight.

Even the institutions dispensing distance-learning courses are still using snail-mail, and charge the learners high mail service. You don't need to be expert in accountancy to spot the difference if the documents are sent by e-mail. Let alone the waste of time.

 Time is money, and money is wealth. Is this equation a misconception for us? What others think -and reiterate- about us is that we are not time-conscious.

Isn't this evidence that corroborates their belief?

 During the two or three days- to be optimistic- the documents take to reach you, you can do quite a lot of things.  By sending documents by e-mail, they could have saved our time and money.

The snag is not with e-mail connection. The e-mail is hale and hearty but the network is flimsy, the human network I mean. We feel there are still many people who bask in an ocean of misconceptions and don't want to reap the benefits of knowledge age, an opportunity that will not last forever.

 It is high time we embarked on a revitalizing program for every body, came up with a plan of action for tangible progress. There are many people who command a wealth of experience waiting for a chance to excel. Let them have it.

1 comment:

  1. I liked the article and the image . The article is interesting .It completely caught my attention.It is well-written and to a great extent a food for thought .As for the picture , it is expressive .