Today the greatest and the basic tool to initiate a sustainable development is none other than the Internet, the Internet not only concedes you to the rest of the world and provides a communication thread, but also serves to be the best hub to learn, develop and share skills. Gone are the times where one had to look for a trainer or a teacher, gone are the times where one had to struggle to manage schedules for going to places and learning skills, gone are the times where one had to bother about his pocket while planning for the things he needs to learn. Because the Internet welcomes you to the phase where you can find millions of tutorials, trainers, which are available at a touch you don’t need to manage your schedule, you can reach them when you want and above all its pocket friendly. All you need is an internet connection and then you hold an ocean of easily accessible knowledge in your hand.
The culture increases responsibility taking hormones, because you are independent of all sorts of rules while learning a skill, it’s your responsibility to keep the tasks done on time, no one will take your charge contrary to coaching classes where teachers keep a regular check on your performance, thus it initiates a self-made culture.
It was once stated by Bush and Dawson, “The Internet isn’t just a powerful tool for communication. It’s arguably the most potent force for learning and innovation since the printing press. And it’s at the centre of what is possibly America’s mightiest struggle and greatest opportunity: How to reimagine education for a transformative era.”
Today the Internet is the pillar of our society, helping each and every section of society. For Students, there are several Educational Apps, For Teachers, there are many online teaching platforms, For Businessmen, there are huge ocean e-commerce platforms, for Politicians, Actors, etc, there is a social media platform where they can directly talk to public and share opinions, and beyond this the culture of Learning Apps, they aren’t made just for students or housewives. They play a major role in uplifting the society as a whole, their subject varies from teaching English to teaching Japanese or any foreign language, from helping SSC aspirants to assisting housewives. This online culture has not only assisted a huge section of society to learn things but has helped a larger section of society to showcase their skills, the online tutoring system has helped many people to share their skills.
Today from spiritual life coaches like Dandapani and Gaur Gopal Das to chefs like Sanjiv Kapoor and Maneet Chauhan, from huge online portals like GeeksforGeeks and Tutorials Point to various art and fashion icons, everyone uses the tutoring culture to share the wisdom with the vast world around.
The Internet was made with the sole purpose of connecting the world and today it’s much beyond its expectations. You want to start a new movement post about it on twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms and boost it. You will collect millions of people in no time, contrarily if you march in the scorching heat in front of Jantar Mantar you will hardly be able to collect a smaller section no matter how strong the cause is.
The Internet provides you the best channel if you want to start a business or wish to collect fame, today 70% of Indians find online shopping more beneficial, this further helped start-ups like BULBUL to start online video shopping culture. And as far as collecting fame is concerned, it reminds me of stars like Bhuvan Bam, Prajatka Koli, who started just as simple YouTubers but today they are cordially invited by many prestigious institutes like IITs for giving Ted talks.
Every coin has two phases, where the Internet has been helping society to climb the ladder of integrity and innovation, it has been exploiting personal relationships.
Is it true? Does the Internet really exploit families, relationships?
For many commentators, it does as they say the Internet creates a whole new world away from the real world thus spoil person to person interaction and hence spoil the harmony of the society. But what if a person tries to find and draw a line between the worlds, the real world he lives in and the world he contacts with. It’s not impossible or difficult, we have social activists like Swati Maliwal excelling in both, but on the contrary, there are people spoiling their lives because of online games like PUBG.
One needs to understand the need for space between the parallel worlds, his physical and online, today the teenagers are highly swayed away by the social media life, they wear expensive dresses, eat expensive food, get into a relationship just for the posts and likes on their posts, they don’t want to become professional blogger, but want to show off their fake high standards. Alas! they must know life doesn’t happen like Snapshots’ beautiful filters which is beautiful but fake and temporary, rather is happens like Adhaar card, weird to look at but real and staunch to hold identity. We need to shift the focus of teenagers from fancy to real.
Among the myriad colours of glory and obscurity, the Internet still holds the colour that gives it most impetus. From a mere desire to the most important need Internet transcends in everyone’s life. Everyone needs a platform, to learn, excel, and grow and the Internet provides it all. Today the Internet can be thought as Mahabharat’s Sanjay updating every individual or Dhritarashtra the whole happenings of today’s world. One should wisely use this tool for one’s development. No wonder, that the Internet will become the oxygen of the coming world, the trending technologies like Internet of Things, Cryptocurrencies, etc need the Internet, thus it will serve as the wheel of our future vehicle. One just needs to consider sociological spheres, while using Internet, a guided and descent use can help nurturing generations. With all the things in place, BasicFirst is a great initiative in the world of eLearning space!