“Quality Education”  The Ultimate Desire by Parents!

This is a post by Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra , Vice President (Academic Training/ School Audits) Next Education India Pvt Ltd.

Quality is defined as an art of fellowship in academics. The polished preface defines and desires the requisite towards the 

requirements of the 21st century learners and it is ultimately a new phenomenon in totality.

Quality education is the need of the hour and with the result, at the same time the boards of education and learning must develop a plan to help schools, teachers and parents educate children about safe, responsible use of the Internet. For example, encourage schools and families to place computers in rooms that are shared (such as family rooms, dining rooms, offices or libraries), where children can use the Internet with others around them. And teach children never to share personal information (name, address, telephone, or credit card number) online. This may go a long way in making this a success. The day-to-day activities at the school and the home education will provide a healthy liking for the computer and this is required to foster appropriate use of the Internet among pre-schoolers and other young children.

It is also a debating fact that despite the increasing use of computers in elementary schools, there hasn't been a decrease in the formal teaching of penmanship. The children use just as much paper as they did before computers became a classroom standard. Hence one has to keep in mind that writing with a pencil involves an equally important set of skills as typing on a keyboard.

Exposure to the Internet can help preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades master literacy and other cognitive skills and also can spur integration of these skills early in their development. Parents and school leaders who look for online opportunities for younger children can be guides to engaging, age-appropriate content. The Internet can reinforce everyday learning opportunities and be a powerful tool for fostering interaction among adults and young children. It takes much to conduct the new tool of knowledge in this regard. The task of the teaching gentry must ponder in regard to computing of this sort, they must help teachers, parents, and children use the Internet more effectively for learning. For example, they ought to suggest education-related websites for parents and children to visit together - and give them learning activities to do once they get there. Offer education-related help for students online, like after-school tutoring.

Provide teachers with professional development opportunities to help them model effective use of the Internet as a tool for students' learning, including integrating Internet learning with regular classroom learning. If teacher training takes place outside of regular school hours, offer teachers incentives to participate when possible. If teacher training pulls teachers out of the classroom, parents should be made to know why it is important to support this professional development. The usage of the Internet to communicate more effectively with parents and students goes a long way to generate interest for all. For instance, launch school district or school websites or publicize websites in newsletters and places where parents are likely to be. Update websites frequently with relevant, timely information. Post exemplary student work online, with teacher commentary explaining why this work meets academic standards. Make websites interactive by soliciting comments or holding public forums about education issues online. Encourage teachers, parents and students to communicate through email, make their email IDs and even communicate off-line with that reference only for generating pulses of craze and interest of being a netizen. And finally, engage the community. This can be very easily done through holding computer and Internet training classes for parents or hosting convenient opportunities for parents, community leaders, librarians, teachers, and others to talk together about children's use of the Internet. Schools may want to collaborate with libraries, community computing centers, local colleges and universities, and other places that offer alternative access to computers.

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Educators and parents have been quite concerned over the years about possible negative effects of computer and Internet on children's desire to interact with others. Unlike television, however, the more interactive, child-controlled nature of some computer software can be conductive to sharing, taking turns and playing games together. Also the fact lies to the versatile saying that the familiarity and comfort with computers is certainly useful for daily survival, both in and out of school. The risk associated with this myth comes from placing too much emphasis on the computer as a "must" for children's future welfare. It's better to regard computer use as simply one more experience or tool that can support the development of the good old-fashioned learning skills such as being able to read and write, think logically, and solve and analyze problems. It can also enhance the learning process by allowing children  to have experiences not possible without a computer. Ultimately out of the study it capsules more of the truth to have this machine as a tool rather than an aid for all times. One must utilize its measures as and when required from the children point of concern.

FUTURE SCOPE

The ultimate is Quality Culture and the Happening things to happen. It counts in a big way to promote the very cause of darkness out of the old traditions. It is very easily encapsulated into the minds of the workforce, the users, the public opinion and to the masses. IT has paved as the irresistible mantra for SURVIVAL, the capsules for QUALITY CULTURE, the tablet for PROSPERITY at large. Pressing it with the opinion of the masses is the fact that it is a REALITY in practice. The boom of technology is bound to promote and enhance the image of Quality in Education and the SOCIETY in a big way. Thinking of SOCIETY, aiming a future, working for…. Without IT has become a JOKE of the day. Kudos’ to the necessity … the ultimate of choice in action….by Chance and not by choice. IT is there is stay and mandatory to breathe into…… As a matter of fact, Regardless of one’s career choice, one can benefit from a knowledge of computer hardware and software, and how these components function together. Even if one’s job does not require him to work directly with a computer, this knowledge may help him to envision new ways of using computers in the work, resulting in a more productive work environment. This can also lead to career advancement opportunities. If one thinks this case is being overstated, and that computers are not being used that much, consider this: computers are popping up in places and professions that may seem unlikely.

About the Author
Author: Dheeraj MehrotraWebsite: http://www.nexteducation.in
Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra is presently working as Vice President (Academics & Training) with Next Education India Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad. He has been honoured with the President of India’s National Award For Teachers in the year 2006 and the Best Science Teacher State Award (By the Ministry of Science and Technology, State of UP) for his excellence in the field of education.

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