Wednesday, October 16, 2013
College--10 yrs from now
Textbooks may be gone, lecture halls, too. The Sept-June thing--old hat.
Will it be cheaper--alas, probably not.
Professors will run courses from digital platforms--marking each student's progress as the class goes along.
Start and stop dates will become obsolete--you start when you can, work at your own pace. Some smarties may polish off a class in a few weeks.
You may no longer have to go to the prestige schools to get the best profs.
Each class will have a tailored "textbook," not some 10-lb horror that costs over a hundred bucks. The content will be interactive, video, simulations, you name it.
But...sad face...don't expect prices to drop. All these bells and whistles mean more non-academic costs such as career counseling and student activities for many more students.
Ah, progress--gotta love it.