In the coming decade of the 21st century, good and comprehensive education can be the difference between developing future or future that depends on low-wage jobs and periods of unemployment. One of the reasons for the current boom in private and online education is one of the growing sectors. What are the seven current trends in education?
1. More Affordable Education
Even though savings measures and reducing government education programs, private and internet-based education programs bridge this gap. Future graduates can study online, but work part time, and
attend personal education course or online. This can be more affordable, because the level of student debt decreases, due to the fact that they are not restricted to spending several years in high school or university.
2. Education for All
Before the internet era, some students had the choice to study outside of traditional educational institutions. The growth of these traditional educational institutions offers online alternatives, and the fact that the internet can be considered as an information web. Enabling students today to access information more easily, and choose programs that are more affordable, and relevant to their needs.
3. Increased Job Opportunities
Globally, higher percentage of people are studying courses, degrees or training compared to previous generations. This leads to more employment opportunities in the field of education, especially in the field of higher education specifically. Because our economies are interconnected globally, this trend must continue because international standardized tests and tests are available globally.
4. Independent Learning Growth
One of the biggest successes of the internet era, is the simple fact that information is available with one click, it means that anyone who is interested in subject can find lot of information through website, video or blog. This trend must continue as the presence of online education institutions grows, and internet access becomes cheaper and easier to access.
5. Internationalization of Education
State education has declined in standards in many countries, due to the high cost of education and the challenges of internet-based education programs. International exams are available online, and with the growth of home schooling, parents can bypass the often outdated country systems while their children study for international exams. child in Nairobi, in the future can get the same qualifications, like similar child in New York.
6. The Need for Retraining
rapidly developing global economy means that in our own lives we may have to train more to compete in the global workplace. This need, coupled with more demanding work environment, means that we often learn new skills in our free time – often online. This trend must continue when new economy is realized in the next few years, and new job market is created with this economy.
7. Wired Knowledge Based Society
Knowledge is fast becoming the new currency of our global economy, and as we connect with each other through networks – those who provide this knowledge are new income earners in the future.
Although there are strict budget cuts in the field of education, there is very real replacement for book-based classrooms or universities. Those who are looking for the future, can find it online and even if the costs of ‘traditional’ education continue to increase, alternatives might be better in the near future.