Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Future - The Digital Age

Why hasn't online learning taken over education? I think it hasn't because of the nature of change. People don't like change and avoid it all cost. Look at the music industry and how it reacted to the internet and digital music. They fought it tooth and nail (and are probably still fighting it). I see the current post-secondary system doing the same thing. Eventually the internet will win (as it always does). Also, online learning takes a different mind set. You have to have some discipline and motivation. There is no set schedule and no place to show up to. You have to make sure you do the work on your own. Some people will not adapt to it, so traditional education will be with us for a long time (and probably will never go away).

What do you think?