Modern day education is aided with a variety of technology, computers, projectors, internet, and many more.
I am entirely certain that is fifty years or less from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools and universities today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive. Why?
Because the greatest innovation in the world is the demand for equality of opportunity and that comes primarily through education which unfortunately these days is lacking the words “How” “Look ” “Understand”.
These three missing words in our world of Education are causes ignorance.
They can only be brought back as the backbone of Education if we stop educating for the Market Place and educate for ability to make yourself do the things you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.
The Internet provides abysmal knowledge at just a click of the mouse; there is no end to it. 93 percent of students search online rather than go to the library, and Wikipedia is the most used research resource.
There is no doubting that Technology has had an amazing impact on education in the last few years. The impact of Internet on education can be felt in homes, schools, colleges, universities.
However the Internet has proven to be a double-edged sword for education and we must now ask the question, are traditional higher education approaches fit for purpose for the modern world?
A broader definition of learning is needed that better accounts for the intricate nature of learning in times of complex technological and social contexts.
What we’ve seen so far is nothing compared to the sea change that will be created by the Internet of Everything (IoE) in the coming decade.
The networked connections among people, processes, data and things will change not just how and where education is delivered, but will also redefine what students need to learn, and why.
People today generally agree that the purpose of education is to convey knowledge. But if all the world’s knowledge is instantaneously available online via smart phone or Google Glass, how does that affect what we need to teach in school?
Perhaps education will become less about acquiring knowledge, and more about how to analyze, evaluate, and use the unlimited information that is available to us.
Perhaps we will teach more critical thinking, collaboration, and social skills.
Perhaps we will not teach answers, but how to ask the right questions.
Regardless of gender, race, age, geographic location, language or any disability, the internet gives an equal chance to all to progress in the field of education.
Information Superhighway along with personal computers is fast transforming the world of Education.
Not only our planet but the whole universe has become accessible.
We are being fed with facts and knowledge. Not art, not books, but life itself is the true basis of teaching and learning.
Education is producing a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
Our Education Instituted were created in the era of the assembly line. Built for an industrial era not for the Technological Revolution now taking place.
The very concept of what a university is, what academia is, has change.
Technological innovation is creating less uniformity in higher education.
These days or Tech experts believe market factors will push universities to expand online courses, create hybrid learning spaces, move toward ‘lifelong learning’ models and different credentialing structures by the year 2020.
But they disagree about how these whirlwind forces will influence education, for the better or the worse.
For a millennium, universities have been considered the main societal hub for knowledge and learning.
Universities have survived intact through the sweeping societal changes created by technology—the moveable-type printing press, the Industrial Revolution, the telegraph, telephone, radio, television, and computers. Like every thing else they are susceptible to tech disruption as other information-centric. (Industries such as the news media, magazines and journals, encyclopedias, music, motion pictures, and television.)
As a result the cost of university education is growing higher and higher which is totally unsustainable particularly in the light of the growing global demand for such education. For me it is the duty of the richer nations to educate its next generation for Free. This could be easily achieved by placing an education tax on all gambling.
(In the case of poorer nations it can only be achieved by capping Greed. ( see previous posts; 0.05% World Aid Commission on all High Frequency Trading, on all Sovereign Wealth Funds Acquisitions, and on all Foreign Exchange Transactions over $20,000.)
Students and parents, stretched by rising tuition costs, are increasingly challenging the affordability of a university degree as well as the diploma’s ultimate value as an employment credential.
As a result heightened inequalities may arise based upon instructional delivery formats.
The transmission of knowledge need no longer be tethered to a college campus.
The technical affordability of cloud-based computing, digital textbooks, mobile connectivity, high-quality streaming video, and “just-in time” information gathering have pushed vast amounts of knowledge to the “place less” Web and privately held, online instructional delivery firm.
Nonprofit learning organizations such as the Khan Academy, commercial providers of lecture series, online services such as iTunes U, and a host of specialized training centers that provide instruction and credentials for particular trades and professions.
All these can easily scale online instruction delivery more quickly than can brick-and-mortar institutions and will present themselves as challengers for-profit universities.
Requirements for graduation will be significantly shifted to customized outcomes leading to ‘customized’ education for people from different class backgrounds.
Significant numbers of learning activities will move to individualized, just-in-time learning approaches. There will be a transition to “hybrid” classes that combine online learning components with less-frequent on-campus, in-person class meetings. The technology will allow for more individualized, passion-based learning by the student, greater access to master teaching, and more opportunities for students to connect to others—mentors, peers, sources— for enhanced learning experiences.
There will be mass adoption of teleconferencing and distance learning to leverage expert resources. Distance learning.
As communications technologies improve and we learn how to use them better, the requirement for people to meet face-to-face for effective teaching and learning will diminish. The high cost of face to-face instruction, the improvement of AI will be major factors in individualizing education.
Research will increasingly be driven out from behind the high-premium-pay walls of academic journals and into the open, where scholars and the public can more easily benefit from government-funded and grant supported research projects.
While people will be accessing more resources in classrooms through the use of large screens, teleconferencing, and personal wireless smart devices, most universities will still mostly require in-person, on-campus attendance of students most of the time at courses featuring a lot of traditional lectures.
Most universities’ assessment of learning and their requirements for graduation will be about the same as they are now. Assessments will take into account more individually oriented outcomes and capacities that are relevant to subject mastery. Universities are not just portals where students access learning, they are places in which people develop as social beings.
In 2020, higher education will not be much different from the way it is today
The good man who can speak well will not be brought about by techno-based thinking. Teaching is not about holding on to huge amounts of information; it is more about giving direction to the thought in individual minds.
It is obvious that the Internet has and will continue to change the way we live. How it is changed, and how it will continue to do so is to be seen.
Around the world, millions of children are not in school: 57 million primary school children and 69 million secondary school children are denied a basic education.
I know that you do not have to be told that if we want to change this selfish chaotically world we have to strive for free education for all.
An education that emphases values.
The brain flourishes freely and ideas blossom marvelously when they are given an open sky and a broad horizon.
The most sought after skill today is creativity.