Automotive companies across the world are manufacturing a variety of automotive, such as cars of different models. The automotive industry is one of the rapidly growing industries. With more than a century old history, the automotive industry has marked the entry of many small and big automotive companies in different countries of the world.Few of the world-class automotive companies who have spread wings in many countries include the followings.ToyotaToyota is one of the most reputed Japanese automotive companies that have developed world-class cars in economy, mainstream, and luxury segment. Few of the most popular models of Toyota are, Betla, Camry, caldina, Corlla, Crown, Dyna, Prius, Inniva, Porte, Qualis, and many more.General MotorsGeneral Motors (GM), the USA car manufacturing giant has so far manufactured many world-class automobiles. Few of the most successful brands produced by GM include; Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Daewoo, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, and Vauxhall.VolkswagenVolkswagen, the famous German automotive company owns nine other active automotive companies, such as Audi AG, Bentley Motors Ltd., Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., Lamborghini S.p.A., SEAT, S.A., Skoda Auto, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, MAN AG, and Scania AB.FordFord, the USA automotive giant is the industry innovator that manufactures some of the best and finest models of cars, buses, trucks, and tractors of the world. Depending on the local and regional preference, climate and geographical conditions, Ford designs and develops different varieties of automobiles.HondaHonda is a famous Japanese car manufacturing company that has spread its wings to all most every parts of the world. Honda is known to produce few of the best automotive products of the world.HyundaiHyundai is a South Korean automotive giant that offers some best cars in the world. Some of the most successful cars manufactured by Hyundai include; Accent, Santro, Azera, Dynasty, Elantra, Genesis, Getz, Sonata, i30, i20, and i10.SuzukiSuzuki is another Japanese car and bike manufacturing company, which has earned god name and fame in the domestic as well as international automotive market. Swift, Esteem, Vitara, SX4 A Star are some of the best models designed and developed by Suzuki.Tata MotorsTata Motors is an Indian automobile manufacturing company that has recently created sensation in the automotive industry by acquiring Jaguar, one of the most famous brands of Ford. The company produces, cars, trucks, three wheelers, and other heavy vehicles.
Thinking of what education might look like in the next decade, one quickly realizes that the trends in technology are leaving a large number of our students behind. We no longer live in an age of visible movement when it comes to progress and innovation. Today is an age of exponential change. New and ever-improving technologies are popping up every day and in every corner of society.Educating the best and the brightest in this brave new world will take a new and improved educational paradigm. Allowing our educational tools to age in the corner of the classroom will be the mistake that may cost us our future. Throwing away masses of children to inequitable access will ensure that we languish at the bottom of the global pool of employable workers for decades to come.The New ToolboxI was at an auction a few years ago and noticed a few old woodworking tools that I thought I could use. For a few bucks, I was able to snag an assortment of hand tools that may have been in someone’s toolbox for a generation or more. As the next decade passed, I used these tools in my shop for a wide variety of projects until my projects outgrew these old, dull tools. My woodworking creations continued to improve as did my skills and artistry. I quickly discovered that using improved tools would translate into improved craftsmanship. As any woodworker will tell you, new tools require new skills.Woodworking is a great metaphor for shaping and molding students. There is simply no good substitute for a sharp tool. If you want to build the best projects possible, you need to use the best tools possible. Thinking in terms of the next decade for our country, we will be sorely disappointed in our projects if we fail to improve our tools.Within this article, I will try to paint a picture of how technology will shape the way we educate students in the next decade. I will attempt to show the amazing possibilities that lay before us if we will simply walk through the doorway of opportunity that is open to us. My focus will be this idea: Transforming the student from being a passenger to becoming a “user.” You may be wondering what I mean by this. Let me explain.Ask yourself what it means to be a “user.” A user is not simply a person who uses. For the student, being a user should involve using the latest technology in a free and autonomous manner. This new-found freedom will allow the student to become an active participant in his/her education instead of a passive passenger. No other time in history have we been so able to make this a reality.In our current technological society, being a user also means being tracked. Tracking has become a major part of our daily lives and is precisely the engine that should drive our educational process for the foreseeable future. Tracking a student means having the ability to target education toward weaknesses and strengths. The ability to accurately customize curriculum to the individual has been the holy grail of educational philosophy for many years. This golden age of technological development may soon enable this dream to become a reality.Current educational curriculum and individual assessment is arbitrary at best. Being able to accurately asses a student can only be achieved by using modern tracking and database technologies. The means by which we can make this a reality is readily available and only needs to be taken off the shelf to be used. If Congress is looking for a shovel-ready project, this may be the one.Imagine a world where every child has a tablet computer with ready access to the App of virtual photographic memory (internet). Further, imagine that every student can access all the knowledge of humankind freely at any moment in time. Continue to imagine a world where a misspelled word brings up a spelling challenge application instead of an auto correction. Try to contemplate what it would mean for a teacher to have a database of every misspelled word, every misunderstood concept or every missed equation for each of their students. Try to envision a teacher with the ability to customize the experience of the individual “user” with minimal effort. Imagine the curriculum being automatically targeted to the user through an intuitive educational platform that knows every strength and each unique weakness. I could go on, but I think you get the point.The company that makes this standard available to the educational community will be the company that shapes the future of humankind. Will it be Google, Apple, Microsoft, or some other yet unknown pioneer?Continuing from the thoughts in my last post, I would like to elaborate on the idea of the student as a user of a new standardized educational platform. It is obvious to me that the future of education will always mirror our everyday lives in one way or another. If you examine how technology has influenced your daily life already, you begin to put together a snapshot of what it will mean to be educated in the next decade.In the last few hundred years, most individuals would consider an education as something you receive. You often hear the question asked, “Where did you receive your education?” As we proceed through the next decade, education will slowly move away from reception and toward being custom designed for the individual user. New technology will not only allow us to receive an education, but also develop an education. The question we might ask in 10 years is, “How did you develop your education?” The question of where will still be important, but the how of the matter will be the focus that defines the individual.To make this a reality we will need a standardized platform from which to develop a student’s unique education. This standardized platform will allow us to tailor a custom curriculum that will be matched to talents, interests and life goals. For the educator, a standardized platform will create a way to assist the student in discovering a true purpose in life through a unique educational experience. The basics of reading, writing and arithmetic will not be taught as much as they will be discovered and used. Learning will become a reciprocal experience between the teacher, the student and the machine.Under a standardized platform, each of these three participants will have a role to play. The teacher will be the facilitator, assisting the development of the curriculum and inspiring the direction the student takes. The student will be the user, gathering resources, skills and knowledge in an efficient and measured sequence. The machine will do the work of data gathering and analysis, which will assist the teacher and student in refining the curriculum. This data gathering work of the machine will also free the teacher from the burden of record-keeping and tedious tasks that currently distract from the real job of teaching and learning.Under a standardized system, grade level will be far less important. Achievement and progression will be measured by accomplishment and intelligence as a benchmark for success. The question of failure or success will be irrelevant and replaced with a standard and consistent measurement of potential and overall intelligence. Information will no longer be missed but continually rehearsed and monitored for retention by the machine.In our current educational paradigm, the teacher is in charge of arbitrarily constructing curriculum. This approach to curriculum development is based on inexperience in some cases, outdated materials, inadequate funding and a shortage of time. Measuring the success of a specific curriculum is currently impossible. With a standardized system, comparisons of curricular success can be made across the entire spectrum of education and then continually reformulated and enhanced by the machine.Sadly, teachers today are bogged down with an assortment of mind-numbing tasks that would be better suited to an off-the-shelf automated system. Tasks such as data tracking, reporting and record keeping are currently accomplished manually. These tasks could easily be delegated to an intuitive database. Developing a standard to follow would eliminate these tasks and free the teacher to do their main job of teaching students.Education 3.0Throughout history, man has sought to pass on knowledge to the next generation. This process started with oral tradition, storytelling and writing. With the advent of the printing press, knowledge and information slowly became available to the masses. The amount of information that could be gained by one human in a lifetime was severely limited by his access to printed materials and wealth. The majority of learning was gained through observation and imitation. We can call this Education 1.0.Education 2.0 starts around the late eighteen hundreds with universal literacy movements throughout newly industrialized regions of the world. Improvements in education slowly transitioned from apprenticeship to formal education and training. Despite our movements toward universal education, access to knowledge and opportunity continues to be inequitable throughout the world. Even with the arrival of the computer revolution, access to the tools of learning continues to define the learner.The next decade may mark the moment in history when all men are granted equal access to the greatest treasure a soul can possess. I use the word may in the last sentence because there is the chance that we will miss this golden opportunity. Access to Education 3.0 will only be gained through investment and universal standardization. If we continue to divert wealth toward fruitless goals and corporate greed, this opportunity will be lost or hopelessly delayed.Education 3.0, when it arrives, will be the age of universal enlightenment. Platforms for education and learning will slowly standardize and become globally accessible and affordable. The poorest to the wealthiest will have access to the machine that runs the platform.The thought on your mind at this point is most likely wondering what machine I keep referring to. The machine in question is the one we have been so busy teaching and training since roughly 1969. You’ve probably guessed it by now that I am referring to the internet. The great cloud of knowledge that we call the internet is precisely the mechanism that we will use to build the platform of Education 3.0. When the platform is finally in place, the decade to follow will see the greatest amount of wealth, discoveries and use of human potential that we have witnessed during our time on this earth. The only question that remains to be answered is the point at which I will leave this article.When will we allow the user to use the machine to its potential?
A lot of people want to work from home without knowing the depth and breadth of efforts that are needed, not only to keep the business alive, but starting it from scratch. For instance, some people think that it is very convenient to start up a home business, and that it requires very little watching over in order to maintain. Another common misconception is that you can make millions immediately from your home-based business. True, some people can put their home-based businesses on auto-pilot, and other people are known to have been instant millionaires. However, let’s be realistic: not everyone is going to be as fortunate in the cutthroat world of business in general, and it’s best to keep expectations low, and efforts high.So what should you do to turn your stay at home business into a financial behemoth? You need to see if it’s fit to be there at all. Now we’re not just talking about market studies and money-making efforts: we’re talking about the legal boundaries set for home-based businesses. There are a lot of things that you need to know in order to keep yourself afloat, lest you would like to have the law barging into your office and confiscating everything that you’ve worked so hard for.First, not all work from home businesses are allowable in your neighborhood. There are certain zoning laws that will keep you from turning your home into a place to receive your clients. There are certain parking and transportation laws that will keep you from allowing people to park outside your home, or to drive large trucks in or out in order to get orders or sent them to your clients. There are certain licenses that you will need to have in order to operate out of your kitchen, in order for you to distribute the food that you cook, and even to sell it. You need to know what these laws are before you proceed: some of them will require you to pay certain fees and to make yourself ready for inspections. This is especially true if you need to make products that will require some degree of safety precautions on your part.You can also have a home based business through opportunities that you find online. It is here that the law gets a little bit blurry, and more so because it’s hard to pinpoint which businesses online are actually offering legitimate business opportunities. Some companies may offer what looks like a lucrative business deal that will require you to pay a fee – and then they can run off with your money, and take your hopes of a better future for you and your family. Other companies may actually be engaging in schemes that are hard to make money from. Still, other companies may actually not have the license to operate! So what makes that opportunity real and trustworthy?First, trust your gut reaction. You may come across schemes that promise an easy home based business that you can earn millions from in a week, and that will require very little effort from you – this sounds too good to be true, and for the most part, it is. Make sure that you are not falling for get-rich-quick schemes that promise too many big things in too short a span of time. You can find out more about companies through their About pages on their website, or you can contact them directly. A telltale sign of a bogus company is one that refuses to disclose anything whatsoever about themselves; people who refuse to answer your questions directly no matter how many times you send your polite letter of inquiry; and a website that is all promotion and promise, but with little to no detail.Second, do research! The best home based businesses will stand the test of time, and will spread through word of mouth. Read more about the home based business that you want to engage in and see what other people’s experiences are. Chances are, there will be a lot of resources online to help you weed out the bad seeds from your prospects pool.When looking for a business to start from home, make sure that you are operating within the bounds of the law, and that you are prepared to take responsibility for whatever happens. A business that begins from your home will be no different from any other business out there, and thus, it demands your full effort and brain power to get it started and to keep it running.