To discuss the future of education, we must first talk about the problem, because the solutions to those problems will lead us to where college education is heading.
Education is not the priority of most Universities. Football teams, frats, swag, all these schools are not selling a better education, they are selling you a lifestyle, a culture, a status. The solution is to give the experts in industries the tools needed to teach directly to the students without schools getting in the way. This is only feasible by taking the courses online, giving teachers direct access to students and each student individual attention from instructors.
Pointless education. When you go into college, the first two years are all courses you already took in high school. The real reason behind this is because it’s a cash cow for the universities. Students need to learn trades by focusing on that one subject and becoming a master of it. Their is no need for many general ed classes.
University education plans are linear, a one size fits all model. The truth is, students learn in different ways and at different paces. To get the most out of education, students need to have the freedom to choose what they learn and when they learn it. This is only doable with interactive online courses.
The cost to go to school is way too high, going into debt hundreds of thousands of dollars with no guarantee of a job in the field of your study is unethical. Not only that, learning in a classroom with four walls and full of other students limits the amount of information that can be taught and absorbed. Online education brings the cost down by thousands of dollars and provides more educational resources than any classroom can possibly provide.
The overall solution to all these education issues is making online interactive learning more accessible to leaders in the industry so that they can create online courses using the tools modern technology has to offer.