Physics is a subject that many students struggle with. Society itself is forgiving when it comes to physics. Students know that their parents will understand if they don’t do so well. After all, the parents may have struggled too. It’s the same thing with learning maths. Society struggles with it and accept that their children can fail it. My courses will help students to answer physics questions and to understand physics concepts. Interpreting the question is easier when you have mastered the language of physics through concepts. I will host my short courses on teachable.com. I want to give away my first course for free and it will be based on what physics is all about and why we should enjoy learning it. Physics answers a lot of questions about the secrets of the universe. It is the study of matter, energy, and the relationship between matter and energy. In other words, physics is the study of everything because it is the study of energy.
When I was a high school student, the teacher had all the attention He, or she was the fountain of knowledge. In my case and my classmates, the teacher had our full attention. Some teachers had textbooks that we could not get. Some had studied abroad. My physics teacher had studied in Cuba, one of my maths teachers were Asian. Has anything changed? Do teachers still have the undivided attention of the students? I’ve been using to schools where this is always the case, but they are very few. The majority of schools have an attention shift towards the smartphone and social media platforms. When the internet became more prominent, educators harnessed some of the educational applications. But education has been skeptical of social media and have focused on the negative impacts. They have highlighted cyberbullying and keeping children safe. Understandably so. How can we harness the attention that social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat are receiving from students? How can we build alternative and robust applications that are safe to use and beneficial to teaching and learning. Can we create applications using blockchain technology? I see a lot of potential with blockchain technology, and I’m optimistic that we can build applications that can give personalized and self-paced learning to students. We need to harness the promise of decentralized systems using blockchain technology. If we do not have the attention of the students, they cannot access the curriculum and fulfill the standard requirements. How can we tap into the
Blockchain technology promises to deal with global inequality of capital and of income. It also promises to revive dead capital by allowing small money transactions by the World’s poor. Blockchain technology applications ensure an incorruptible record of ownership. They offer a decentralised contractual agreement between the customer and the service provider. I want to avoid all the technical jargon in this block post and focus on what it means for you and me and the global state of affairs. Basically the global economy is run by central banks. They decide how much money is printed and Who has access to that money. The supply of money is centralised through central banks. Blockchain technology promises to decentralise not only currency but other services where third parties monetise the transactions. The beauty of blockchain technology is to decentralise all centralise systems to make them faster and cheaper. This is not good news for governments and third parties. It’s the most disruptive technology since the internet decentralised the generation and distribution of information. Blockchain technology is decentralising our value system which has been controlled by special interest groups. The biggest disruption of blockchain technology is poverty alleviation. It brings dead capital into the mainstream economy. People who can not afford to open a bank account can open a crypto currency account and send small amounts of money. This is a big deal for poor countries with untrusted governments. It’s citizens can protect their value from corrupt leadership. The genius
In this blog post, I want to demonstrate that you can now use voice to write a blog post, a Facebook post, a Twitter post etcetera. As you can see there will be a few mistakes, but on the whole you are able to write the majority of the text without any problems at all. When you have finished dictating, you can then edit the mistakes, that should not take you a long time. So I suggest that you practice by posting and commenting on social media so that you get the hang of it. So at this point I will stop the dictation, and correct the few mistakes that I have made.
I have some exciting news, I’m writing a book through dictation alone! Smart phones have come along way. One of the fascinating things about smart phones is that they are allowing us to dictate to them like I am doing now. Instead of typing, I am dictating. Although, they are still some mistakes, on the whole, I am able to dictate that vast majority of the text without mistakes. It gives me the confidence that I will be able to complete a book through dictation alone. There are dedicated applications for dictation but the smart phone keyboard is improving and doing just fine. To practice dictation, I have started to post on social media using dictation. I am also commenting, using my voice.