The recent CBSE syllabus change? Nope. Then what?
Well, you might have not noticed it unless you are a parent to a kid who is less than 14 years old and might have encountered various TVCs or word of mouth marketing, showcasing a recent trend in online education during this pandemic situation. And yes, some schools have switched to online mode forcing the students, parents, and teachers to adapt to the new normal but we are not talking about that at all today.
You will have to believe me when I say that a 5-year-old kid is busy learning to code. Not only learning to code but also making applications that are published on Android and iOS play stores and downloaded by thousands all over the world. Hiranya app, developed by a 6-year-old, helps deaf people learn to communicate using sign languages – iforher.com.
There’s one more app developed by a 7-year-old which sends a message to Traffic Control to clear the traffic for ambulances across busy city streets – edexlive.com. Companies like White Hat Jr and Camp K-12 believe that the jobs that exist today would not be anywhere part of one’s professional career in the future, maybe 10-20 years from now, and hence are encouraging and educating parents about the importance of child engagement in learning to create jobs. This, my dear readers is the change that might have gone unnoticed by most of us because we are ‘busy’.
Now, I am not saying you should create an app or something but think about it that when a 6 or 7-year-old can create real-world applications, what magic could we bring in with our professional experience, if we also start learning to code. This might sound a little insane but if you have heard of Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, you might have a sound knowledge of what these can do to our jobs in the years to come.
Our role here is to upskill ourselves by starting to learn the basics and eventually move forward towards the complexities of coding or computer programming so that we don’t lose out on technology or our jobs. And there are plenty of online platforms like Udemy, LinkedIn, Coursera, or Pluralsight which provide such courses starting from the beginner’s level.
The responsibility also lies with companies today to help their employees learn and grow digitally by making such resources available free of cost and create an environment of digital transformation and healthy competition by making them participate in various automation projects internally.
Is all this worth doing? Well, I would not say no, at an individual and professional level, you develop a strong sense of logical reasoning and a great level of concentration when you are learning to code or trying to build applications or processes on your own along with a reason to upgrade your resumes. I take a pause here and leave it open for you to share your thoughts.