The interconnectedness of the world is rapidly changing the demographics and needs of students enrolled in higher education. Georgia Tech is one university that is attempting to address these changes by moving more programs online, utilizing new digital resources, and recognizing that a college education is not a one-and-done experience. They hope that restructuring education to better fit student needs will better support learning.
How has the constant need to "retool" in a changing society affected you? How has lifelong learning taken on a new meaning in the digital age? Join the discussion on Vialogues.
Excerpts from the discussion:
@00:52 Ollie Hopper: I think higher education needs to cost less. If retooling and constantly learning are now necessary components of the workplace, then masters degrees need to be more affordable. Maybe this is a sign that more accessible certificate programs, MOOCs, or bootcamp style online courses will become more popular than traditional masters programs.
@03:02 Rebecca Sullivan: In addition to universities recognizing the need for ongoing learning and training, companies and industries need to recognize the value of continuing education. This model will only work if the workforce values and facilitates employees' ability to return to school to gain knowledge and skills.