It was a time when peoples basic needs were only food, clothing and protection. With the rise in industrial age, education was added as one of their basic needs. And now education is one of the worlds largest industries, which produces academics to manage and drive the economy, politics and the transfer of culture. But with the age of information growing in our society, we see conflicting trends in the education system.
The first contradictory trend lies within the cost. While the cost of formal education in colleges and universities increases, the cost of online education decreases. In many countries, the observation of education executives is that the education price rises above the level of inflation in a country. And yet, information is the raw data if education is cheaper and cheaper through the Internet. Students can connect cheaply to the Internet through internet cafes and access information that would cost them a lot. They can now download e-books, many of which are free.
The personal money website is an article about Academic Earth. It says that while Academic Earth is not an organization that can provide a student with college credit, it can give him or her almost all the same material that he or she can have in a traditional college classroom at a time when he or she wants it, without the hassle of transportation and clothing costs. There is an ad on this site for major colleges, free of charge.
The other contradictory trend I see lies within the methodology. With more information to melt and more books to read students are increasingly burdened with reading, memorizing and understanding the content of books and lectures by professors. And yet, there are so many individuals and groups trying to make learning fun and fun, not a great experience.
On the website DNA Read the World there is an article titled New Trends in Education that makes learning fun. In this article we read, Getting students to enjoy and understand at the same time is the most important principle for which educational institutions will work. There are also online experiments with mnemonics to make memorizing fun.
The third contradictory trend lies within the performance area. Almost everywhere in countries with Western education, the complaint has been that the education system produces unemployed or undergraduate academics. There is no assurance that employment is in employment. And yet, work is created through the Internet. Some get jobs by writing reviews of books, programs, creating websites, programming, etc., not to mention the many online fraud.
The website engines for education are trying to raise awareness of the changes needed in our education system. Hopefully, these changes will also solve the problem of unemployment or unemployment for our college graduates.
What do these contradictory trends say to us? It appears that the following trends are possible.
As the cost of formal education goes higher and higher and the cost of non-formal education via the web goes lower and lower, only the rich will be able to access formal education while not so wealthy will be pleased with non-formal education through the web .
As the education process becomes increasingly difficult for the students, more and more educational games will be added to the web where students will spend more and more of their time. There are already indications that students cut their classes to spend their time playing games at Internet cafes.
As more and more unemployed and subordinate are produced by our formal education system, more and more jobs will be created through the web.
The changes in education are not so clear at the moment, but it seems clear that there are signs of significant changes in the near future.