Access to education in the sign of digitalization

Digitalization: a blessing for the education.

Education is known to be a guarantor and a crucial lever for progress, and thus for growth and prosperity.

From this perspective, it is puzzling why access to education is so difficult and many people in many parts of the world remain excluded from education. If all of society benefits from the positive effects of education in the longer term.

If people stay excluded from education, then a gigantic potential is lost and they are not there as sole losers, but society as a whole. Because education is not only converted into individual but also into economic and social strength.

Rather than excluding parts of society from it, education should be made easily accessible and indefinitely available.

So digitization is a blessing for all learners. Because in the sign of digitalization, education is now accessible to many people easily and across national borders. So there are the so-called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) and online courses such as CODECADEMY or the learning platforms such as learning on demand, eLearnings or WW Learning. It provides educational opportunities to the masses and ensures that learning is accessible on any level, in any field, at any age and in real time.

It has never been so easy to acquire education.

The very fact that it is now possible to learn languages ​​through different apps is a great achievement.

The knowledge for it part is available on the web at any time. There are many questions where neither teachers nor parents or experts have an answer. But for which one always finds an answer in the web at any time.

You can demonize smartphones, but you can use them for both positive and negative purposes. The direction always depends on the user. The fact is they open up immense opportunities for us as far as learning is concerned.

During the preparation for the university-entrance diploma, we were desperately looking for learning material. We sometimes had to wait months for a classmate to bring the book back to the library, which we needed to learn. And with more than 120 students in one class, the teacher was happy to be able to complete his day’s lesson. There was no time for additional questions. You had to see how you got along alone, unless you were ready to sacrifice your lunch  to receive tutoring from the class best.

It was a time when only the most hungry, the most ambitious, the most curious, the most persistent, came through because they had a great need to acquire knowledge despite the meager channels available.

In the age of digitization, in the age of ALEXA & co, you no longer have to worry about being excluded from education. There remains only the question of appreciation and recognition of this education.

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