May 25, 2012

The end of classrooms

classroomToday is a very special day for me; it’s the last day of my last module in WMG. The reason why this is a very special day is not only the fact that I finished all the taught part of my masters degree, but also the fact that this is mostly my last day to sit in a class room.

After 20 years of attending school, college and graduate school, and going through about 20,000 hours of class attending, this part of my journey is now over, no more sitting in a class room, which makes me both happy and sad.

This got me thinking about the class activities as part of education, students spend thousands of hours in class, hopefully learning and exploring the world of ideas, but in the same time creating bonds with their class mates, I wonder if this will fade away with the technology wave of cyberspace and the virtual class rooms. I have attended virtual classes, and I have to say, they are dull. For this I think the traditional classrooms will be missed missed if they faded away. It will be such a shame if our kids didn’t get the chance to experience them.

Wither way, I know I will be missing sitting in a classroom, so here’s to all the hours spent in school, to all my class mates, friends and colleagues, to all the amazing teachers and professors, to home works, projects and exams, you all made me who I am today.

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