Last few days the media has been quiet busy reporting press releases on the online Education. I am sharing most of the articles and they are:
These are substantial press releases in the world of International Education and such news were non visible a few years ago. One will easily conclude that the future belongs to online / digital Education and to an extent it is true. However, most of the International students may not prefer to study online. This is due to the fact that for an International student studying overseas itself is an experience which gives an exposure to the academic world, different culture, work environment and so on and no technology can replicate that experience. Hence, making future projections of International student online enrolments / assumptions by a few Universities may not be a realistic approach all together.
Online Education is certainly a product for the Indian corporate world which the Universities need to explore more in depth. Indian corporates do spend substantial resources on training and enhancing the skills of its employees. The ground reality is that corporate market not only requires a serious thought but also requires a new business process of delivering training / skill ehancement and that too at a competative price in India.
Who doesn’t want a full time job on graduation ? Frankly, everyone wants it. However, the approach towards employment needs to be changed. Days are gone where graduates would secure a decent job after graduation. I am sharing an article / film / URL have degree, will work
which is based on the difficulties international students face in attempting to work.
We are in a global world with borderless economies and hence we at Take off Education (your career designers) believe that careers needs to be designed way ahead at a very young age. The student needs to focus on short term / long term goals before even selecting the University, course, country of study and so on.
One also needs to work on the back up plan incase if the jobs are not available after graduation. I am sharing popular free lance portal odesk
wherein the student can earn decent income during and after graduation too.
Lets not forget that the prime objective of any Education provider / University is to provide Education and not to offer jobs. Though there are many Universities who offer exposure to career fairs and so on but should be considered as a bonus during studies.