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Petition to UNESCO, Hon. President of India & Ministry of HRD, CITIZENS OF INDIA

The education today has become a business. Is there any solution ?

To: Hon. Shri Ram nath kovind President of India Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi - 110 004 Respected Sir, The education today has become a business. Is there any solution ?  Because we need holistic integrated approach to education that enhances and enriches the lives of our children through smartphones. From junior learning through high school and all the way into college. We need to teach the skills that are really needed to thrive in the world. And empower them to make life and career choices that are aligned with who they are as a person, not what society conditions them to believe about themselves. We need a program that goes beyond exams to gets kids to self-assess their lives, and also create powerful visions for their future. We need teaching kids how to be free independent thinkers, Imagine…No longer is a kid told WHAT to be. Or WHAT to learn. No longer do you even need a college degree or to chase societally embedded rules like you have to be a doctor or a lawyer to be considered a success. Learning is customized to the child's individual vision for WHO they want to be in the world. And it puts their individual authentic selves FIRST.  We need transformational, affordable education to be available for ALL not just for the benefit of rich parents and families. We need to bring transformational education including wellness, happiness, critical thinking, authentic expression, self-esteem, speed learning, compassion, bio-hacking, and mindfulness to school system. We need a curriculum is that it’s not fixed. Instead, it is self-evolving based on data and customized to each child's individual vision for themselves. The parent, student, teacher link should not be only in marks or grades, it should be simple. Involving the parents is a very important and influential aspect to create supporting networks for the kids and teens. This includes learning in both ways - kids from parents and parents from kids. Make families grow together. Every nation in the world will be able to get an education system of better quality than ever had up until this point. And it can happen at a fraction of current costs : less than 10% what nations are paying. We need to teach Something which is beyond marks or exams a)Memory PowerRevision techniques – speed reading and memory improvement b)Time ManagementHow to manage your time efficiently and the importance of daily rituals c)Emotional accuracyUnderstanding yourself and your emotions especially stress and anxiety d)NutritionNutrition and how that impacts your learning e)Social DevelopmentUnderstanding expectations/ attachments f)Self-EsteemSelf-belief, self-confidence, communication g)CourageHow to deal with setbacks and failures in life “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein. This petition sets out to campaign against the outdated education system.Exams are  a burden on our Quality education. The school system today was made for when people worked in factories, it taught them good behaviour and how to work under strict rules. Today, factories aren't the fate of all young people.Instead, school SHOULD be more open to creativity and not forcing students to listen to outdated content. School should be fun with yes helping you get valuable qualifications. Education is an art of appreciating life. Its purpose is to teach us values, develop stimulated intellect, understand tolerance for disagreeable belief systems, dig out opportunities to question what exists, and contribute to the growth of the human society. Modern school examinations have been around for more than a century, most of people have taken them for years, they have passed through long hours and sleepless nights of preparation and memorizing, sometimes exams helped students to pass to the next level but most of times they hindered them and one thing is sure, exams were never a tool to acquire knowledge and can never define someone’s intelligence or capabilities; setting a tree climbing assessment task to test the intelligence of a fish is just as inappropriate as setting a logical-mathematical assessment task to test the intelligence of a person gifted with interpersonal or with linguistic intelligence. Exams should be cancelled and replaced by less stressful and more fruitful forms of assessments for several reasons. Education gives us a knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life. Exams do not depend on someone’s preparation only, they are also dependent on their physical and mental health, and their social situation. Education transforms lives and is at the heart of UNESCO’s mission to build peace, eradicate poverty and drive sustainable development. Lets accelerate our mission by reforming exams & Marks Oriented Culture. Test Scores are waste of time & money & energy, instead please give full freedom to explore the world in all aspects of Life. As UNESCO provides global and regional leadership in education, strengthens education systems worldwide and responds to contemporary global challenges through education with gender equality an underlying principle. Its work encompasses educational development from pre-school to higher education and beyond so you can reform Exams. Since citizens of India are its most valuable resource, our billion-strong nation needs the nurture and care in the form of basic education to achieve a better quality of life through the power of Videos. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) was created on September 26, 1985, through the 174th amendment to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. Currently, the MHRD works through two departments: Department of School Education & LiteracyDepartment of Higher EducationWhile the Department of School Education & Literacy is responsible for development of school education and literacy in the country, the Department of Higher Education takes care of what is one of the largest Higher Education systems of the world, just after the United States and China. The Dept of SE & L has its eyes set on the “universalisation of education” and making better citizens out of our young brigade. For this, various new schemes and initiatives are taken up regularly and recently, those schemes and initiatives have also started paying dividends in the form of growing enrolment in schools. The Dept of HE, on the other hand, is engaged in bringing world class opportunities of higher education and research to the country so that Indian students are not finding lacking when facing an international platform. For this, the Government has launched joint ventures and signed MoUs to help the Indian student benefit from the world opinion. The current generation students have grown up in a multi-media world and are the “Net Generation” suggesting that universities transform into ‘YouNeTversities’, implying that university classrooms utilize YouTube like social media. Students are comfortable digitally interacting through smartphones and digital devices at home and the elder children above 13+ are on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc. which involves sharing photos, video, music, and text. Making classroom subject content appropriate to students’ communication styles would require instructors to communicate with a similar set of tools. Many educators have supported the notion that asking students to create their own content, in any form, is a valuable learning experience. Requiring students to create video projects to explore subject content plays to their expertise, familiarity, and interests. Furthermore, the current generation of students has grown up in a video game and YouTube environment and are expecting more than lectures and Power Point slides in their educational experience. Imagine a university that integrates idea creation and idea sharing of YouTube into a digital format. Whether the academic world embraces this format or not is yet to be seen, but society is shifting into this world as a form of communication and information gathering. Google is more than a company; goggle became a verb in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2006 meaning information retrieval. YouTube is more than a form of amateur video entertainment; it is a form of creative expression. Two specific education initiatives that capitalize on digital media are the Khan Academy and EdX.  The Khan Academy was founded in 2006 on the concept of instruction through short video and EdX is a new collaboration between MIT and Harvard University to offer open-source, online instruction. In both cases, the institutes use digital media exclusively to provide education for free to the internet universe. Please watch the below Videos : Video1 : { How edX Works | CEO Anant Agarwal on edX } Video 2 : { Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores | Sal Khan } The internet universe, however, is different from the “Net society,” an online community and forum for communication, expression and discussion. In order to be a member of the “Net society” it is essential for “netizens” (citizens of the Net) to develop digital communication skills. There is a necessary learning curve, however, the net result, is a learning experience that is more engaging and entertaining. We are living in the age of Entertainment and Distraction , n we need to collectively save time and energy and resources of the entire humanity.  Today, more than 262 million children and youth are out of school. Six out of ten are not acquiring basic literacy and numeracy after several years in school. 750 million adults are illiterate, fueling poverty and marginalization as the Education system is outdated and is not catching up with the latest advancements in technology.  Ambitions for education are essentially captured in Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) of the 2030 Agenda which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030. The roadmap to achieve the education goal, adopted in November 2015, provides guidance to governments and partners on how to turn commitments into action (Education 2030 Framework for Action). UNESCO is responsible for coordinating the international community to achieve this goal through partnerships, policy guidance, capacity development, monitoring and advocacy.  As told by Suresh Adina says, Education as we know today, is all about learning subjects, passing exams by scoring marks, and progressing through the different levels to eventually land a job which pays good salary. Those who do not do well, as assessed in the periodic exams, are deemed to be condemned to lower standards in life, unless they take up politics, sports or entertainment and hit the lottery for mega bucks. The focus is on “subject knowledge”, the main purpose of which is application in a job or vocation.The concept of learning to understand is not present. And application for the benefit of society is the lost thought. Usually it is left as an incidental side effect.This is true globally and has taken the least common denominator path in India. Total chaos in understanding education, qualification, degrees, learning, ability, data, information and knowledge. The system is designed to create a path for making a livelihood, but most certainly not for living. It creates the worst sort of dependency from one stage to another and self-reliance, creativity and confidence are thrown out of the window as nuisance factors.  Why is it like this?Education today has two actors – the students and the teachers. The teachers HAVE to teach, to be considered meaningful and are more often than not, associated to one subject. The students are EXPECTED to LEARN from what the teachers instruct in the classroom and if lucky, some additional help outside, very rarely from home environment. Performance at each level is seen as a stepping stone to the next and not reaching certain standards is seen as a failure. This is a legacy we haveinherited from the British and have not done anything for correcting the course. As a result we are moving towards a society which is morally and ethically corrupt, self-centred, but with no idea of self-worth, self-awareness, self-respect, anything to do with self. And we have become slaves to the outside world in all aspects of life, from child birth to death. Crime from the educated is very high, institutions of marriage and family are falling apart, divisions are appearing on all aspects, and concept of Common sense and being human are becoming alien to us.   What needs to be done?First is to understand what is education. Dictionaries give various meanings, but all around “the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction”. This is a very narrow definition. And ends up creating machines which function as per a set of instructions.In Indian languages we call it Vidya and the aspirer as “Vidyarthi” which is a combination of two words – Vidhi + Arthi – one who is seeking to understand the duty. Duty to self, family, society, nation and nature or existence as a whole. This at some point gets complemented by skills necessary to earn a respectful living in the society and create value with the work output.   This is a far cry from where we are today and the change is going to be a painful, long drawn process. But as the favourite buzzword in the industry, we need “disruption” here more than any other area, if humanity is to survive as race. Expect to face resistance from within and strong influence from industry, corporate world, political class and almost all existing systems which are benefitting from the current situation. But START WE MUST.     Yoga needs to be introduced to children. This is essential for overall well being of children – physical and mental. Majority of the health problems which create huge dependency on the so-called healthcare industry can be addressed this way. And Yoga needs to continue through  whatever level of education that an individual undertakes, so that it becomes part of the lives. Approach:Experiential education rather than teaching oriented. The teacher’s role should change from “instructor” to “facilitator” of learning. This is quite difficult in the current situation, but needs to be done. The children learning, by reading, writing and most importantly observing, discussing and doing. It is also not necessary for each grade to learn a whole bunch of subjects. It is preferable that the child gets to grasp concepts in detail, with deeper understanding. This would also mean the hourly classes based “time-table” has to change. Let each topic/subject be explored with the amount of time it requires. The “time-bound” bell ringing classes, have to change. Focus is on ensuring that the child has grasped the concepts and can build on the same, not on artificial syllabus or time. It is also not necessary that specific age children have to be in one grade. For example currently, once children attain the age of 6, they are put in grade 1 and move up each year with their “class mates”.Not all children in a group will flourish in that model. Some actually get bored, while some lag. It is okay to have mixed age group learning. Children 5-7 can be pre-primary and can be in one class for learning let us say, a language. This also helps in collaborative learning, where the “senior” in the class can help a junior and also learn some in return.Periodically, based on the learning achieved, the groups can be switched and remixed. From the very rigid structured progress that we are accustomed to, this will seem very chaotic and unmanageable. But we do this in every organization and that is how life works.  • Schools to be localized as done in US. No child should be located more than 5KM from the school at the time of admission. If for whatever reason, the parents have to relocate they should be advised and encouraged to transfer to a local school, though exceptions may be given for adaptability reasons. • All schools must have good facilities for sports/games, labs, gardening, arts/crafts, etc. It is odd that schools are struggling for space and large companies who pay their employees well enough have also the grounds/space for recreation. If the recreation is important for working people, it is just as, if not more important for the children. And open spaces is where the children should grow up• Schools in a given neighbourhood can collaborate – no competitions.• Resources like some of the teachers – language, arts, music, dance, sports etc., can be shared among the schools.• Best practices and feedback about child development can be shared in a periodic manner toenhance the benefits for all – teachers as well as children• Remove ALL entrance exams. There can be standardized testing which will insights into the child’s ability and suggest suitable higher education• No ranking of children EVER• No distinction of M Tech, MSC, MA, Etc. Just Master’s degree. Ph. D. and concept of nonmedical doctors to be done away completely• No campus placements at any level. It is not the job of educational institutions to “produce”employees. Let them find on their own with equal opportunity. All this would require a popular phrase “paradigm shift” in the system, the teachers, theadministration, the parents. The child will surprisingly be the least affected as they are very adoptive.Methodology required will also be different, as discussed above. So along the lines of IITs and IIMs that we have today, we need to develop IIE (Indian Institutes of Education). This can focus on the various approaches that can be taken for education, including the older models of Gurukuls, value based education, achieving excellence, methodologies, etc. It is odd that in today’s world, one is required to have B. Ed. degree for teaching in school (government schools only) but no qualificationfor other schools, colleges, etc. This needs to change and education deserves much more respect than it gets now. S Radhakrishnan and A B J Abdul Kalam should be the role models and inspiration for this change.And our future generations, the motivation! While governments hold the main responsibility for ensuring the right to quality education, the 2030 Agenda is a universal and collective commitment. It requires political will, global and regional collaboration and the engagement of all governments, civil society, the private sector, youth, UN and other multilateral agencies to tackle educational challenges and build systems that are inclusive, equitable and relevant to all learners. The Need New digital technologies are becoming widely available in homes, workplaces, schools, libraries, and community centers. But rarely are these new technologies used to engage people in meaningful scientific inquiry. Too often, students in science classrooms use computers merely to look up information on the Web. To address this problem, Student created Videos design to support scientific inquiry and learning. Some of the most successful projects have used new technologies to blur the boundaries between science and engineering, helping students become engaged in scientific inquiry not only through observing and measuring but also through designing and building. We need to investigate the perceived value of student created videos as a tool for enhancing the student learning experience. Students are required to create videos as part of their grade assessment; in the classes, creating videos is an optional extra credit assignment. Qualitative research was conducted by asking students to write briefresponses describing their experience with creating videos. Descriptive statistics were gathered in an effort to assess student satisfaction and appreciation for the video creation experience. The results of the research suggest that students appreciate the video experience; they find it relevant and entertaining. They also report that it helps reinforce concepts they have been exposed to in class.  Goals To engage a broader audience in science inquiry and engineering, by enabling more people to create, invent, and explore with new digital technologies through the power of Videos.  To make research-based educational technologies, and the ideas underlying those technologies, accessible to larger and more diverse audiencesTo promote the value of "artistic invention" and playfulness in science learningTo provide meaningful feedback to researchers who develop new educational technologies and activities I have done enough research and this literature is ample regarding the value of incorporating digital videos in the classroom. For the most part, academics discuss the use of professionally made videos as supplements to lectures, providing students with realistic situations, images and discussion from industry practitioners, adding anexperiential flavor to the classroom instruction. There are also examples in the research literature of instructors creating digital material to supplement class content through podcasts, vodcasts and short digital videos. Much less discussed is the use of college student, created videos as an active learningassignment.  Some class assignments are expected to produce a higher level of mastery of particular subject content. In-class presentations are one such assignment. Student created videos require even more preparation than a typical in-class presentation. Not only is it necessary for the student to synthesize various sources on the subject content, the student must also write it down as a script, read it, recite it andthen create a video, sometimes requiring multiple “takes” and subsequent editing. Each of these steps repeatedly exposes and reinforces the subject content for the students. From a social media perspective, student created videos place students on display, and as such, one would expect that the student would make a greater effort to master the subject content so as to avoid embarrassing themselves and looking foolish in front of their peers and anyone else with the ability to view the video using social media such as YouTube/Facebook or Internet. Whatever the reason, one would expect that the  process of creating course content videos will produce a richer understanding of the subject matter for students. A second and important consequence to be expected of student created video is that whilestudents are actively engaged in the activity, they are actively learning, as compared to passively sitting in a traditional lecture, and will, thus, enjoy the project, providing a greater degree of satisfaction with the course, subject content, the professor, and fellow students. Most of the findings regarding the benefits of student created videos are the opinions of educators and students primarily at the secondary or elementary school level while not tested and measured at the college level Also, although we have found research papers pertinent to arts and sciences curriculum, we have not found research on this subject specific to college level business courses. Its high time that We need discuss how student created videos fit with educational theory. We present qualitative assessments of the projects and quantitative descriptions and we conclude with recommendations for utilizing student videos as a pedagogical technique. Changes in technology are rapidly changing our culture. Unfortunately, pedagogy in Worldwide classrooms is not keeping pace and neither secondary school teachers nor college instructors are keeping up-to-date with technology in the classroom and the consequences it has on learning. Whereas mature citizens, including college instructors, might complain about and struggle with the need to rapidly adapt to new technologies and massive information, students today seem to adapt and thrive in this rapidly moving, multi-media, multi- sensory stimulated world of AI /ML . Students of the twenty-first century, termed Millennials and Generation Y’s, are frequently described as multi-taskers, having short attention spans for any one project, comfortable switching from one project to another, and expecting and enjoying constant digital stimulation and gratification . These students are expecting a different learning experience from what has traditionally been applied in the classroom for the past 100 years. Whereas prior generations of students were content with taking notes as the instructor lectured on subject matter, the expectations of students today are for a more active and engaging experience, an experience that utilizes their unique learning skills and styles. Many foreign research institutes describes our society as rapidly transforming into a creative society, one in which the skilled and expert workers of the past century are replaced by creative workers adept at problem solving. The Value of Student Created Videos in the College Classroom – specifically students, to be creative thinkers and proficient in creating digital media. College instructors need to be mindful of this change.  New pedagogy should be developed from the integration of educational theory, current technology, and an understanding of the aptitudes and interests of the learner. We need to support the value of utilizing student created videos and develop pedagogy surrounding the digital expertise of twenty-first century students. Recent developments in the education literature suggest that students benefit from a constructivist approach in which students construct their own understanding of concepts and information,On the other hand, rapid changes in technology cause some educators to immerse themselves in the new technology and look for opportunities to implement the technology in the classroom. In the classroom experiments, the instructors witnessed several student groups utilizing digital media to create learning activities, specifically videos to explain complex subject content. Students were more engaged with activities that the students helped create and they were able to demonstrate that student engagement clearly increased with student created learning activities.  Researchers reported favorable results using student createdpodcast technology in classrooms. The term “podcast” is a blend of iPod and broadcast and a vodcast is a blend of video podcast.Researchers noted the value of student created vodcasts which were shown to be positive and effective. Researchers reported that students were more engaged and felt more confident in their skills and abilities after mastering the technology.Researchers required student created podcasts in their courses (students could elect audio versus video.) The reflections of students and instructors were very positive. Specifically mentioned in the study were ideas such as: student empowerment – students developing capability to create multimedia presentations; students developing a sense of professionalism; students learning new people skills; students enjoying a nice break from the routine; students having a new and fun experience; and students developing a strongerappreciation for planning and team work. Clearly there is a certain “wow” factor in learning activities that integrate new technology, social interaction and course content. Researchers examined the value of digital video in the grade school curriculum inAustralia to enhance learning outcomes. They experienced very positive results with student created digital videos. Researchers investigated secondary school, science students in terms of cultivating a sense of ownership and concluded that students take greater ownership as learners when participating in video projects. Researchers revealed how students cultivate a sense of ownership in an informal science video project. Student ownership of learning plays an important role in how the student engages in the learning environment. In this study, ownership is defined as a complex, multifaceted process that captures the relationships that students build between themselves, as youth and as learners, with the subject they aspire to participate in and with the context in which that participation takes place. Based on this research of the literature, we created classroom assignments in a regional, comprehensive, northeastern university for school of business students to further investigate the potential value of student created videos. Our analysis of the literature and our classroom experience suggests students, asked to create videos to explain or experience course subject content, will enjoy the experience, will appreciate the experience and will believe that they benefit from the experience. Scientifically proven, research oriented survey indicated that students enjoyed creating Video content; they thought the experience was both important and useful and enjoyed the project. These results were not universal; for many of the questions, the responses were bimodal, some students scored the questions very high and some very low, few in the middle. This is surprising because one of the major motivations for the project is that students are more involved with video in their everyday lives and because this technology is more engaging, they should expect that their future careers will utilize video technology in some manner. As per research few responders provided little criticism. The negative commentstypically centered on not having appropriate equipment, enough experience with editing software nor enough time , which can be solved very easily if we start leveraging the power of smartphones, we dont need computers or pc's or ICT labs anymore. Smartphones can do all the magic.  Typically, some students indicated frustration and anxiety when these conditions existed. And some of them expressed as Creating videos in class is an Important Exercise Creating videos in class is an Enjoyable Experience Creating videos is a Useful Experience Creating videos is an Interesting Experience I am Glad I created a video The video project was the Most Useful project in class I would rather do a Different Project than the video project Participating in the video project will Help My Career Creating videos Enhances Learning Content Creating videos will Enhance Learning in Future classes I would Recommend This Project for future classes The negative responses focused on lack of time and lack of technology skill and inability to coordinate schedules with group members.  A few students also commented on the project not being relevant to their education and fail to see how this project would serve any useful purpose in their future career. On the positive side, the following comments were provided: These comments were constructed before the students reviewed each other’s work. x It was a fun and a good experiencex I like the idea but many of us lacked the equipmentx I found the project to be enjoyable and educationalx The video project was definitely a great learning experiencex The video project was fun and enabled us to be creativex It let us experience what it is like to work on an adx It allowed us to put what we learned in class on a real project and experience a real project. x It helped us learn how much actually goes into creating an adx I really enjoyed it, it was fun to do and gave me an opportunity to be creativex It was great. It helped me learn a lot about how to build a real commercial from a storyboardx It was definitely useful to at least see how the process works…x It was a fun way to spend classx It was extremely funnyx It was a nice change of pace (creating an ad in class,) it was also very funny too. Gave me a goodidea of what was expected on my own TV ad.x I had a great group.x Proactive approach to learning. Very relevant and kind of fun. Puts you at ease with classmates.x I really enjoyed the project….it was pretty fun and really shows what goes into making a TV commercial.x I enjoyed my experiencex I enjoyed making a video. I loved working with my best friends.x Creating the storyboard is enough….though it is fun to watch in classx I enjoyed creating our project, because it is more than memorizing terms, it’s using creativityx I really enjoyed making the video with my group, it was a fun experience. It really gives you an ideaof what really goes into making a commercial and how hard it really is, and how important it is tohave a concept that is going to reach your target audience and resonate with them.x I thought it was fun and gave the students a chance to be creativex I liked doing it, it was fun and entertaining.x It was relevant and enjoyable The positive comments support the notions that students appreciate: having an opportunity to exercise personal creativity; having educational activities that are: experiential, active, and entertaining; having an opportunity to engage in social learning and having an opportunity to gain familiarity and comfort with classmates. Although not mentioned directly, all students had an opportunity to develop some level of video technology expertise which is expected to increase in relevance as they go forward intheir education and their work experience. The results of the survey were divided between those respondents who created videos and those respondents who merely viewed the videos. The results indicated that students who created the educational videos overwhelmingly rated the video creation assignment more positively on 94% of the questions. The student video creators strongly agreed that the assignment was important, enjoyable, useful, interesting and they were glad they created the video assignment; Video assignments can aid learning, the assignment enhanced my learning and video technology can aid learning. Creating videos in class is an Important Exercise Creating videos in class is an Enjoyable Experience Creating videos is a Useful Experience Creating videos is an Interesting Experience I am Glad I created a video.   The video project was the Most Useful project in class I would rather do a Different Project than the video Participating in the video project will Help My Career Creating videos Enhances Learning Content Creating videos will Enhance Learning in Future I would Recommend This Project for future classes The students who created the videos provided little criticism. The video creators negative comments focused on the time involved with the technicalities of making a video, using comedy in a video at the expense of an educational benefit, and lack of knowledge on the topic. It was surprising that a respondent commented on lack of knowledge on the topic as this was the goal of the assignment, to learn the topicafter it was already reviewed in class. For the students who merely viewed the videos and were not involved with creating the videos, the only suggestion was that this was not their preferred learning style. No other criticisms were provided among all viewers. Positive comments provided in the open ended question echoed the descriptive statistics and provided additional evaluative feedback. Respondents who created videos thought the video creation was creative, unique and educational. They indicated that videos helped in their learning and that videos were a more enjoyable way of learning material. Respondents who merely viewed the videos provided usefulcomments as well. They indicated that the videos were extremely helpful, put a fun twist on learning experiences, were a very good way to review material while helping others to understand the material, interesting to see the material learned in a video format, were a good learning experience, and a simple way to remember/learn the material. The following comments were constructed after the students reviewed each other’s work. For those students who created the videos the comments provided on the surveys were:  1. I though the project was creative, fun, unique and educational. It was more time consuming to actually work out the technicalities of making a video.2. To me, making this video was not usually what I might do normally to learn new or hard to understand material. As a student I would not necessarily understand the new material as opposed to someone much more knowledgeable in the material. I would have gotten more out of it had I been an upper classman.3. This was a good experience because in enhances a more enjoyable way of learning.4. I believe the Duppey hot dog [video] although funny didn’t really teach me much. The bad debt expense video helped a lot. For the students who viewed the videos but were not part of the video creation, the comments provided on the surveys were:1. Very helpful – puts fun twist on classes learning experience which makes the information easier to retain.2. The video projects seemed enjoyable, entertaining and educational.3. I think this is a very good way for students to earn extra credit while reviewing the material andhelping others understand it as well.4. I wish I was able to do it then I could have gotten extra credit and learned about a specific topic.5. It was interesting to see the information that we have been learning in a video format. It wasentertaining to watch & learn because of people’s sense of humor in the videos.6. I did not partake in making a video but I did enjoy watching them and think it is helpful and fun.7. The videos shown in class were extremely helpful. They were able to determine when to record abad debt expense and where to record it. I also agreed with the definition of the matching principle.8. Video projects can be helpful. Although I did not complete the extra credit I did find it to be a goodlearning experience to view the videos. The Value of Student Created Videos in the College Classroom – An Exploratory Study...  9. It was pretty funny but not the best way to learn the material for me personally. It was pretty funnythough. It’s a simple way to remember/learn the material if that’s what works for you. Students who created the videos commented anecdotally that the process of determining the specific content and the creation of the video itself, created a learning opportunity outside the classroom.  Students appreciated the opportunity to be autonomous and to exercise personal creativity and having educational activities that are experiential, active, and entertaining.   Overall, students perceive value in the video assignment in terms of learning, importance, usefulness and entertainment.It is interesting to note that the digital video project as an extra credit project was well received. Whether students created or simply watched the videos, they were entertained and felt they learned something. Research had proven that Students enjoyed student created videoprojects and saw the projects as both entertaining and educational. Although the instructors expected students to be familiar with video equipment and editing software, this expertise is not as ubiquitous as originally hypothesized. Very little time (advertising classes) or no time (accounting class) was spent in the classroom preparing students for the video creation. Those students who were not comfortable withvideo equipment and editing software were more likely to feel frustrated and less likely to enjoy the project. This issue will be addressed in future classes by devoting at least one class or portion thereof to video creation and video editing and by requiring students to complete a mini exercise in class in which they will utilize these tools early in the semester. Authors do agree with previous research that there are several positive aspects about student created videos that should be considered in worldwide classrooms. The positive aspects of student created videos are: deeper learning; more engaging learning;more active learning; experiential learning; more personal involvement – students must take ownership of their ability to acquire knowledge; and, a more entertaining and engaging experience. In addition, students have an opportunity to bond with fellow students outside of the classroom in a more meaningful and profound manner. This is extremely beneficial in largely commuter schools and large colleges versusresidential and smaller colleges globally . It would be beneficial also in colleges where students work part-time. Projects can be selected that connect students closer to each other, the university, the community and the world.  Instead of having exams, different forms of projects and essays (depending on someone’s field of interest) can replace them. If this is in place, then the grade will show the actual intelligence of the student instead of the memorization of the student. Why? What is the point? I do not get it exams do not show anyone's true knowledge of that subject, students should not be forced to memorize something just for the sake of that exam, because they quickly forget about what they learn't anyways. In the real world we are not tested 24/7 and we are never actually tested on anything, we are there just to do the work, not how to memorize 50 million different things. Exams measure memory, NOT intellect. Children are told 'you are not clever' if you do not remember the correct equations, if you do not remember what molecules make up compounds Exams are killing the education system and they should be reformed, #reformEXAMS. Main purpose of education is to educate individuals within society, to prepare and qualify them for work in economy as well as to integrate people into society and teach them values and morals of society. Role of education is means of socializing individuals and to keep society smoothing and remain stable. Why should a student who turns up every lesson, excited to learn, with an IQ higher than most, get a lower grade than a student who studies a week before the exam and passes with a high grade? It is not fair to determine a 16 year old for life on a one hour exam. Exams must be reformed because it is an unfair judgement on a single persons ability! Are you different from the person next to you? Are you different from your mum, dad, teacher and other students? Yes. That is because you are an individual and your mind is different from those around you. An exam is the same test for all students in the year level, but are all students the same? Are their abilities higher and lower in the same area? No! An exam is the same and if one person who is good at maths and bad at english does a maths exam and the same person does an english exam then has both compared with another students then they will feel devistated about the english result because they are comparing it to another persons strong point. Exams must be reformed because it is an unfair judgement on a single persons ability! Exams are making children live in FEAR all the time. We should convert exams from fearful to fearless , exams do not show the real results of the student’s hardwork and mental ability. Fight against corrupt and black education system Stop BlameGames, Education system has become a Business.  We are using electronic devices to read this, No one cares that you learn something or not. Family and relatives wants you to get high marks school or college wants you to just pay them a lot and the companies wants skilled and experienced. Everyone wants skilled and experienced but no one wants to give a chance to freshers. A student waste his life in running for marks.  Education means a lot in everyone's life as it facilitates our learning, knowledge and skill. It completely changes our mind and personality and helps us to attain the positive attitudes. No matter what you want to become or what you want to do in life just keep on studying the same thing s others. you want to be a doctor, programmer, musician, etc.... no one cares you have to waste your time in solving maths equations, studying biology, reading economics, etc..... Just keep on studying until complete 12th. Everyone study the same thing. Our education system just force us to read, read and read only no matter what you gain just read and write to pass exams to get in other class. No way possible to get some knowledge and increase your knowledge. #Ratta maar. Our education system is all about theory based no practical in education. Today schools and colleges wants only money. This education has become a way of earning a lot of money. these are become like shops in the market like one by one shop in a line. all wants to increase no. of students no one wants to make that amazing what they have. Mental pressure:- due to this poor ways of education so many students drop education in between because they get fail in exam and society see him like he did murder. "Fail hote hi logo ka nazariya hi badal jata hai" some peoples in the society start spreading negativity of a failed student. parents say "tuney tou hamari naak katadi". Some students drop education in between, some keeps on struggling, some keeps on finding Juggad's and some quit there life. These type of things in our education system leads to rise in crime, violence and educational black marketing and black money. There are so many charges in these educational shops other than fees that have no record like fines and this all is black money that goes directly in pockets without any record. Exams are killing the education system and they should be reformed.The main purpose of education is to strengthen your mind so that you can more easily learn to deal with specific challenges you will face throughout your life. Education is more corrupted than any other in India but no one wants to look at it to change it or to improve it.The purpose of a high school education is to prepare students to be a functional citizen. How do we teach students to be citizens? 1. Lower the number and pressure of summative examinations , that should be changed We should all learn from Finland where there are no mandated standardized tests, apart from one exam at the end of students’ senior year in high school. There are no rankings, no comparisons or competition between students, schools or regions and yet, Finland’s schools are for years now, the most successful in the entire world. What we need is continuous assessment throughout the year or every single day through Audio and Video and no final exam in the end. It gives a much better overall view as the average of all the days in year is enough to judge whether a student has passed or not. This is a controversial issue in all countries , I believe in regular testing in every breath we take throughout the year is the best solution.I say doing projects during the year, grades for participation after every lesson, and having weekly assessment is the best solution and the most fair approach. The main purpose of education is to open up the mind of students and prepare them to face the world. But unfortunately students think education is getting a degree from a reputed university and landing on a high paying job after going through marks oriented education based up on Exams, so we need to reform exams  Exams are killing the education system and they should be reformed,  We need to Celebrate success, promote a "can do" attitude and inspire each to achieve their best. Support personal development, social responsibility and a sense of self-worth.“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. The 21st (twenty-first) century is the current century n It began on January 1, 2001, and will end on December 31, 2100 and Education through Videos can bring real joy to all our Great Grand Kids. Every Industry has grown exponentially, education and exams is centuries behind. The gurukul system is an ancient learning method. ... The students will gather there and learn vedas from their Guru. The students were treated equally irrespective of their social standards. And Videos Can accelerate our Gurukul System again. The fights is not about Vedas, epics, literature and archery and the modern education includes variety of subjects like science, maths, English etc The fight is to live peacefully with Joy & Happiness across the Universe. We need Education that Delivers Transformational purpose for all Ages.. Reform exams in india and Worldwide as India is failing in giving good education to our youth and eventually results in unemployment 3,700 PhD holders, 50,000 graduates and 28,000 post-graduates applied for 62 posts of messengers in UP police — a position that requires minimum eligibility of Class V. The selection for the job required just a self-declaration that the candidate knows how to ride a bicycle. Recently in Railway Recruitment,Every three days or so, 4.8 lakh candidates, in three shifts of 1.6 lakh each, have been turning up or will turn up at 439 examination centres in 166 cities across the country to give an online test for a potential job as a technician or engine driver (called loco pilots now) in the Railways. Railways will be mounting an even bigger logistical exercise, to test a mind-boggling 1.9 crore applicants for a possible 63,000 ‘Level 1, Category C’ jobs. In May, for instance, over 10 lakh aspirants applied for 2,000 vacancies of probationary officers in the State Bank of India.Over 7.5 lakh applications were received for about 13,000 police constable jobs in the Rajasthan Police.UPSC exam - almost 12 lakh people apply for 1000 posts(approx).  Show me your strength by what you do for others, not what you do for yourself.Videos offers the Best solution as its instant test for a child when he hits record.We need an education system which is evolved; with online n transformative learning from an institutionalized, linear, means to an end, to a complete and conscious lifelong adventure that has no end. And we do it all by re-igniting the innate curiosity that lives in us all, It's possible through the power of Videos, when we give Full power to Child. The main purpose of education is to help students gain the knowledge and skills so that they will be able to function in society. Students need to be provided with the necessary skills so that they can learn to become productive citizens. There are many advantages that are associated with receiving an education.  Education: The World's Biggest Scam? Internet is the new college/school too in my opinion, I learned way more online than I ever did in my entire school or college including Publishing this Petition for happier future generations. The Future children can create epic events and life-changing opportunities to question, well,everything and solve all the problems which Humanity Faces.Real Transformation can happen through smartphone Videos and its not just Computers or ICT classrooms.  Lets celebrate Our education, lets live our books, hit Record. Create Videos,n Publish , Let’s Make it a moment! Please sign this petition n share it with hundreds and thousands of people in your Circle. Thank you! . Conclusion Video :  Source :INTERNET 

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