It is not easy to predict the future. Very many things will influence our future. However, we can ask the question; what will education and learning look like ten years from now?
We will learn by engaging directly with great educators
We live in a world where nearly everything is ‘tech.’ We are glued to our mobile phones from morning to night – gaining knowledge through social media and websites. We download apps to learn new languages and watch YouTube videos to learn how to play musical instruments. Yet, when it comes to learning in the classroom, we’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s possible; many universities still require students to purchase print textbooks and we lecture at students as they sit passively. I’m encouraged by the innovative approaches I’ve seen some professors take, as they adopt more technology in the classroom and I think that will only accelerate as they learn and gain access to new and helpful tools.