For military veterans returning from active duty, the transition back into civilian life can be a difficult one.
Apart from the mental adjustment needed to move from being an active military member to living in civilian society, veterans may find themselves facing the effects of both physical injuries and psychological trauma. The big question for many veterans is “what now”?
They may already have families to support and be struggling with a drop in income since leaving the military. For some veterans, getting further education is a good way to learn new things and new ways of using their strengths and skills, while supporting themselves and their families.
Cisco Connected Classroom: students virtually see a life-size, floor-to-ceiling view of the professor teaching on the opposite coast/location.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Cisco unveiled the learning experience of the future, one that blends life-size visual communication via tele-presence with collaboration technologies that significantly enhance the way faculty, students and alumni interact and learn, no matter how distant they may be from physical classroom.
With the developments in the education and the increasing number of online possibilities to gain knowledge many of us are asking the question, what will be education of future look like?
According to a recent cover story in The American Interest, it will not look like the current one, because the colleges will cease to exist !! Author Nathan Harden estimates that in 50 years, half of the approximately 4,500 colleges and universities in the U.S. will cease to exist.
This will happen through technology development, virtual classrooms, lectures through streaming videos, online exams and all that we have already seen being developed. These innovations will crop up at major academic institutions, but they will only proliferate on a much larger scale and disrupt the higher education system as we know it.
In this increasingly ”connected world”, obtaining free education online is actually a relatively simple thing to do.
If you do not have Internet at home, you can go to your local library and use one of their freely available computers.
The best online college offer free classes, and you can make use of the top gratis audio book and podcast resources. Most of those are available in the library, though strict time limits of computer usage time, that could be used to go through some of the lessons available online.
Demand for skilled workers is rising with expanding economy. Developments in technology and information over the last few decades have given birth to stringent business strategies and a complicated market economy therefore. The problem of unemployment has reached a severe stage all over the world. Lack of proper skills is one important reason why employment opportunities are declining, say the experts.