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QUALITY & AFFORDABLE EDUCATION FOR ALL : NEW POSSIBILITIES OF TECHNOLOGIES

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Youth every where want Education Affordable and Relevant. This is a major slogan of the Occupying Movement and Protesting Students everywhere. Unfortunately, Education has been becoming a life long …

Youth every where want Education Affordable and Relevant. This is a major slogan of the Occupying Movement and Protesting Students everywhere. Unfortunately, Education has been becoming a life long liability rather than an asset and a means for empowerment. It is time to think strategically and design an Alternative Global Education System making Knowledge, Skills and Expertise accessible to all at one tenth cost and cutting short of time.

But Education, everywhere, from Kindergarten to University level is getting expensive and unaffordable to over 85% of the student community. This will have along lasting adverse impacts to the further progress of the Humanity.

A New Global Strategy is proposed for making Education affordable, accessible and beneficial to everybody. A Revolution in Education is the need of the hour by taking into account the failures of the existing systems, governments and the UNESCO, ICE and the other international agencies.

The Youth all over the world has the right to fight against the present rotten system of Education and to bring Revolutions in Education so as to make it affordable, accessible and beneficial to the entire Humanity. The so called and highly projected American or the British or the Indian Education Systems have lost their meaning, relevance and value for the New Generation of the Youth and Women who want to build up a New global Social Order.

An entirely New Strategy of Education or Knowledge to make a Revolution has been proposed so as to make a ten fold Growth in Education and Consumption and Production and Application of Knowledge. A New Philosophy, Method and Model of Education have been discussed.

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  • 1. DR. RAJU M. MATHEW
  • 2. MODELS AND PHILOSOPHY OF KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION  The very approach towards Knowledge or Education is based on the Philosophy ‘The Chosen Few’. It implies that Knowledge or Education is not meant for all, but for the Chosen Few who can be selected by a filtering mechanism because Knowledge or Education is very precious and expensive and therefore not meant for all.  In most cases, men with religion or faith treat Knowledge as the Gift or Grace of the Divine and as such it should not be accessible or affordable to all; for the communists or the materialists the chosen few is the intellectuals or party leaders and the rest, ‘the working class’. As a result, Knowledge or Education globally has deliberately be made highly expensive and unaffordable or inaccessible or unbeneficial to over 90% of the Humanity. Global Strategy of Making Education and Knowledge2/27/2012 Accessible to All. Dr. Raju M. Mathew 2
  • 3. SUB-OPTIMALITY AND INEFFIEINCY  Education System and Delivery of Knowledge Products or Services have been made inefficient and ineffective globally for their sub-optimal operations and defective system designing and above all the dangerous philosophy of Knowledge or Education.  Consequently, under the existing approach or philosophy, it is not possible to make Education or Knowledge Accessible, Affordable and Beneficial to the entire Humanity even after 200 years making investments in terms of billions.  What is required is to formulate new or revolutionary approach towards Knowledge or Education and Design the New System of Delivery of Knowledge or Education accessible, affordable and beneficial to all. Global Strategy of Making Education and2/27/2012 Knowledge Accessible to All. Dr. Raju M. Mathew 3
  • 4. KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION  Education is basically a process of Consuming Knowledge and Producing Knowledge. At the early stages, emphasis is given to Knowledge Consumption and at the later stages, ‘Knowledge Production’, including its use or application. The role of teachers is helping students in formation, development and use of a set concepts in the specified domains along with developing the necessary communication skills.  Students must be equipped in the logical positioning of related concepts and treating unrelated concepts separately so as to mapping knowledge in a most beneficial way. Students must be made aware of the structure, method and presentation or communication of knowledge. Every student must be made aware of the basic Human Values and treating the Entire Humanity as a whole and a single entity. Global Strategy of Making Education and Knowledge2/27/2012 Accessible to All. Dr. Raju M. Mathew 4
  • 5. PARADOXES AND HYPROCRACIES  Everybody in Education tells that Education is noble activity of creating or molding useful and productive citizens for the nation or the country or the religion. But in effect the existing system of education is a corruptive mechanism for creating self-fish or self-centered individuals loyal to a particular leader or country or religion or race or culture or tribe without any universal or human values. Children are taught to hate or to wage wars against ‘the others’ who are branded as ‘enemies’ or the most wretched or unwanted elements.  Though everybody claims that Education is a great service for the humanity, it has been reduced into a pure business or commercial activity to make profits. Under the existing education systems, including the Knowledge management system, the most mismanaged and underutilized wealth or resource is Knowledge. Humanity is using less than 2% of the Knowledge that it has created so far. Global Strategy of Making Education and Knowledge2/27/2012 Accessible to All. Dr. Raju M. Mathew 5
  • 6. UNIVERSAL ACCESSIBILITY  The existing system of education has been designed or made to deny the accessibility of Knowledge to over 90% of the Humanity. Education has deliberately been made unaffordable to over 95% of the Humanity. Quality and beneficial education has been delivered to less than 1 or 2% who alone can be made competent to put knowledge into practice or application. These problems have been made aggravated with the introduction or application of Information Technology in spite of the false claims made by many.  The basis of the Humanity- centered Education is making Knowledge Accessible, Affordable and Beneficial to the entire Humanity and not limited to the ‘chosen few’. Global Strategy of Making Education and2/27/2012 Knowledge Accessible to All. Dr. Raju M. Mathew 6
  • 7. KNOWLEDGE : A COMMODITY TO CONSUME AND PRODUCE FOR ALL  It is high time to treat Knowledge as a commodity or product to consume and produce by all without any Divinity just like any other products or services. Though Knowledge is intangible and its building blocs are concepts, it can be categorized and measured in quantitative and qualitative terms.  The universe of knowledge consists of hundreds of Domains and thousands of sub-domains. The structure of knowledge is non-linear and dynamic and there exists a common structure for all Domains of Knowledge. Global Strategy of Making Education and2/27/2012 Knowledge Accessible to All. Dr. Raju M. Mathew 7
  • 8. KNOWLEDGE IN DYAMIC FORM  Knowledge kept in books, libraries or computers are in static form. Such a knowledge cannot induce or inspire or motivate the masses, except a handful having accessibility to it. Static knowledge becomes cumbersome and unusable so that its beneficial effects are limited to insignificantly small fraction of the humanity.  As and when static knowledge is consumed by a set of scholars and re-represented or communicated to the targeted audience or consumers, it becomes Dynamic. Dynamic Knowledge is subjective that makes it pro- active and motivating or empowering force or energy. Global Strategy of Making Education and2/27/2012 Knowledge Accessible to All. Dr. Raju M. Mathew 8
  • 9. KNOWLEDGE BANKS OR CORPORATIONS  Dynamic Knowledge can be delivered in the form of value added Knowledge Packages, Products, Services or Solutions by taking into account the subjective requirements of each user or consumer or learner on a massive or global basis by the Live Knowledge Banks or Corporations.  The Live Knowledge Banks or Corporations is a network or a network of networks of the best Domain Knowledge Scholars, Experts or Teachers supported by Knowledge Engineers, Knowledge Managers and Knowledge Workers or Technicians who deliver the Knowledge packages or Products or Services by taking into account the needs and caliber of the consumers in the specific Knowledge Domain. Global Strategy of Making Education and2/27/2012 Knowledge Accessible to All. Dr. Raju M. Mathew 9
  • 10. LOCAL DELIVERY CENTRES  The services of the Mega Knowledge Banks or Corporations can be extended globally by making use of the existing Information Communication Networks, even to the remotest corners, at different levels by using a different System and Methodology or Technology that can be developed within a short span of time. When Knowledge is processed and services or products are made globally, that too millions of users with similar level and requirements, it can be delivered at a very affordable cost in an easily usable and accessible format.  Delivery centers can be set up locally, besides making the existing Schools, Colleges and Universities as the Learner Coordination and Service Delivery centers. Provisions can also be incorporated to make learner assessment and awarding performance report or even certificates by observing the newly made international standard , criteria or quality. Global Strategy of Making Education and2/27/2012 Knowledge Accessible to All. Dr. Raju M. Mathew 10
  • 11. GLOBAL ACCESSIBILITY AND AFFORDABILITY  The New System of Global Education or Knowledge Delivery System is aimed at making Knowledge or Education accessible to the entire Humanity at affordable cost at a most beneficial way.  It aims at the optimal use of the Knowledge by the entire Humanity so as to empower each and everybody and thereby attaining a ten fold increase in the use of the knowledge and creation of new knowledge, including application of knowledge.  This will facilitate making every human task knowledge intensive and an unimaginable economic, scientific, technological, intellectual, aesthetic and spiritual advancements of the Humanity. This is the New Revolution in Knowledge or Education, quite different from all the failed reforms in Education. Global Strategy of Making Education and2/27/2012 Knowledge Accessible to All. Dr. Raju M. Mathew 11
  • 12. PHILOSPHICAL, THEORETICAL AND OPERATIONAL FOUNDATIONS.  The very Philosophy of the New Revolution in Knowledge or Education is taking the Humanity as a whole or a single entity without leaving anybody on any ground such as race, tribe, religion, nationality; and making Knowledge accessible, affordable and beneficial to each and every member of the Humanity.  The Theoretical Foundation is based on Mathew’s Theory of Knowledge Consumption –Production Correlation and Mathew’s Stage Theory of Knowledge Consumption- Production Growth.  The Operational aspect is built upon Knowmatics. These aspects have been outlined in the paper ‘Knowmatics – A New Revolution in Higher Education’, Journal of the World Universities Forum 4,1, 2011:1-11. Global Strategy of Making Education and2/27/2012 Knowledge Accessible to All. Dr. Raju M. Mathew 12

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