Increasing Job Opportunities Through Classroom Technology
Integration of technology in our classrooms is beneficial and easily affordable in developed countries while underdeveloped and developing countries are limited in resources in this area. Hence, they have difficulty understanding the pros and cons of a lack of technology in the classrooms. A lot have to do with limited learning resources, expertise, and human and financial capital availability in these areas. Unemployment could be alleviated in such countries if technology is integrated into the curriculum, and online programs introduced to enhance learning. As globalization is geared up to speed, most developing countries are still lacking behind, partly because they do not understand the consequences in not participating in it or that they have no resources to implement it.
When students are not adequately prepared for jobs, lack of skills such as technology results in their inability to be hired by private organizations. These private organizations would rather hire students with technology knowledge and skills to help them attain their global goals and compete in the arena, where technology is the key to engineering profit. When students realize that there are no jobs available for them after graduation, they will have no other alternatives in the environment where government jobs are known to be the main employment security, and a safe haven for college graduates. They will in turn resort to criminal activities to earn their living; such as armed robbery, scamming, and kidnapping. Lack of classroom technology skills will limit students to smaller job markets within their area rather than give them broader knowledge and experience. Students need to be exposed to a wider job market, and have the opportunity to go across borders for employment.
There has to be enough investment to give students opportunities to realize their academic and life dreams. Therefore, curriculum that focuses more on private organizations rather than public organization will give students better chances of succeeding in the real world. Governments need to participate in this process instead of misappropriating resources to irrelevant projects in order to please political cronies or embezzling the funds that are allocated to train and develop citizens, the communities, and the countries as a whole. Authorities could begin with simulation in order to learn how technology could enhance classroom curriculum, and how students could benefit from integrating technology into the classrooms. Simulation will replicate the aspects of classroom learning or show the process where experience is comparable to the real world environment and/or real life situation.