The future of learning is exciting, filled with innovative ideas, and no one in their right mind knows more than that. Anyone who says otherwise is pulling your leg. In any case, it’s fun and quite useful to think about what the future of education may actually look like. The team at Knowledge Works assembled about a dozen different features they think will be present in the world of education many years from now. Below are some of the features that might interest you

  • The idea of school will be completely different. School in general will take the form of self-organized classrooms, remote learning, or some other structure.
  • Learning won’t be categorized or defined by time and place. That is, of course, unless a learner wants to learn at a particular time and in a particular location.
  • This is probably the most important change that might be coming to the future of learning: Teachers and educators’ jobs will become even more diversified and will require a lot more creative thinking and ideas to support learning.
  • Finally, it’ll be interesting to see the future of blended learning and online learning. That is because geographic and virtual communities will start taking ownership of learning in brand-new ways.
  • The idea of career readiness won’t be as big an issue. That’s because so many students are constantly learning and preparing for real-world scenarios that they’re ready to hop into the workplace as soon as they graduate. In fact, they’re probably ready well before graduation. I’m guessing that once students are done with, say, about 60% of their higher education they’ll be more than capable to move into the professional world where they’ll actually flourish. Only time will tell!
  • It’ll be exciting to see which of these changes actually happen, which ones don’t pan out, and which ones are already occurring right now.

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