Manifesto Signatories 2/15/2016

Hassan Backeer
Institute of Banking Studies
I believe that Elearning is the way of the future. It is no longer an option, but rather a must. We have to accept it and learn to deal with it. What we must understand is that old learning pedagogy was designed for a different generation at a different time. What we have today at hand is a new generation – the “Digital Generation”. We have toddlers who can hardly talk or walk but are able to hold a smartphone and flip pics in the gallery or even start jump from one screen to another. We have kids who are able to watch Youtube and learn different skills such as handcraft and playing music instruments. So what we need is a set of new pedagogy that are designed for this new generation. Elearning is not about technology – it is about a mentality and a culture. The problems we have had so far is that the majority are trying to handle Elearning as an extension to the conventional learning theory while it is not. It is a new concept on its own for a totally different generation.

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