Author Archives: Devavrat Ravetkar

Devavrat Ravetkar

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Education Innovation Internet & Computers

Education and Learning in the 21st Century: A Quick Look

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A quick look at the current education system and the powerful potential of open online learning in the 21st century. By Devavrat Ravetkar

Education is probably the single most important topic for humans. As intelligent social creatures, human beings have valued education since a long time. It is strange that classrooms of the medieval times and present times function in almost the same way. On the other hand, communication, travel, media, medicine have changed enormously. Today’s classrooms, like the medieval classrooms, are still designed around lectures- one person speaking to a class of listeners.

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Learning To Empower Yourself: Take Charge of Your Education

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Best learning happens when the learner takes charge. Learn to uncover your values and passions, and design your own learning journey. By Devavrat Ravetkar

Why do you learn what you learn? In fact, why do you do whatever you do in life? Do you enjoy what you do? These questions have proved to be the essential guidelines as I pursue my self-directed learning.

I am reinventing education for myself. I am taking control of how, what and why I learn. I am pursuing my passions. Taking the wild, untrodden route and creating new paths can feel exciting and scary at the same time. While you have unbounded freedom to learn and do whatever you wish to, you also have the uncertainty since this is not a structured curriculum where all you have to do is follow instructions to be successful. Here’s Isaac Asimov’s prescient quote from 1988 on how computers and internet can personalise education for everyone, empowering people to pursue their interests and take active part in designing and directing their learning journeys!

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