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Junaid Hussain

Video Director, Citizens Archive of Pakistan

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Technologies, Inventions, Computers, Internet, Exploring Universe. Why we have not changed our education style.

I think books should have been replaced from multimedia in schools/collages long ago we are making discoveries technology but yet nothing has been implemented. what i am reffering here is teaching from Multimedia, imagine a
book VS a film what would you like from where you can get a story stored in you're mind for a longer time ok more Ocean Heat Evaporation Cloud Rain or an image ( http://solidgoldstudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Water-Cycle-Simple1.jpg ) what is more interactive we now know that images, pictures holds position in brain a lot longer then text, numbers i think we should start changing our ways of education and make it more intersting , more creative more understanding

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  • Apr 27 2012: I like your idea otherwise I think video, interactive tablet apps & audio podcasts should complement text books in an intensive way but not replace them. Pure and deep reading is still highly recommended in advanced fields of knowledge.
    Good question.
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    Apr 13 2012: People still think that TV is a bad thing and yet video is the most efficient form of communication there is (given the technology is available).

    I think that it is changing - slowly, right now, but it will catch on and replace traditional text rapidly.

    Keep doing what you're doing. We are 2 (3?) TV generations deep now. People are visually-literate, they just don't (yet) think that it is as important as reading and writing.
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    Apr 14 2012: We have not changed our style of education because education is designed for one thing only...To produce good employees. In the USA it is changing (slowly) with the advent of Montessori- style schools.
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    Apr 13 2012: I can see 2 reasons why it is the way it is. There are vested interests that make money from the way it is.

    The other thing I can see is in the application aspect of education in that you don't really learn until you apply, the application is where a teacher/mentor is irreplaceable.