Learning is a need and teaching is a skill well mastered and you will never know what you learned until you had a teacher. There are many ways of learning these days whether it may be online or in-person. At the end of the day you gain knowledge either by reading what you intended to learn or someone sharing their personal experience and subject knowledge to you in person for that subject you thought about learning. I totally believe in the fact that learning should always be an experience and not just knowledge download and that experience happens in the presence of a teacher and that’s simply why teacher’s are so important in today’s world because everyone can learn easily today new things on their choice of interest, but do you care to know whether what you learn is the right thing. This is the gap in the learning curve and let us try to keep it simple with the presence of a teacher.
There was one of my students who came to me and said that he completed his graduation in certain specialized subject because he was committed to do so but never knew what was it’s applicability, now here comes the reality check. This is the time we should pause to think and analyze whether we learned for a purpose or did we learn to serve the cause. Learning is good but keep in check to learn it from the right source and this source should not be information from the internet rather words from the mouth of a teacher. With the presence of advanced technology in the modern era, getting information from the internet has become convenient and also gone to the extend of taking a first place to find the right information but how much it is true comes to the fact only when you validate what you see with a real person or a teacher. Therefore dumping information on the internet has become very easy but the reality or the facts about what you read to learn can only be made sense with a Teacher and it is the teacher that still holds the integrity of information.
Today when anyone of us falls ill the first place we consult our problems is with the internet and later you feel your problems aren’t getting anywhere only then comes the real doctor, so the trust of a doctor has taken a second place against the computer and also probably would be too late before you realize the solution. The same goes with learning things from the internet where information is available in abundance but the integrity of it is what matters in the presence of a teacher. Teachers hold themselves responsible for information and can guide you take the right information from the ocean of data called the Internet.