Learning should be Continuous, Contextual and Creative. Instead it is Discrete, Disconnected and Dull.
I don’t see how our educational institutions (see the picture above) can ever hope to bridge this gap. Is it time to tear down the entire superstructure of education and create a new edifice? Certainly in a country like India which doesn’t have a history of a reasonably functional education in the modern era, I see no reason to continue along the current path. It is not as if we have to tear down Harvard’s and MIT’s. Just as the mobile revolution made landlines irrelevant, can technology be used to make the current educational ladder irrelevant? Apart from certification and social signalling does a degree from an Indian school or university count for anything at all?