Honestly, I’ve been hearing how technology is going to revolutionize education since I first entered the high-tech world in the late ’70s. And I’m not saying it isn’t going to happen — in fact, I’ve believed it for all these years. The revolution in education is coming. It’s only six months away.
It’s been only six months away for 40 years. And it’s still there, just six months away.
For today’s newest note on this, watch this less-than-four-minute YouTube video as the London School of Business and Finance explains how its entire MBA course is going free online (video no longer available). Apparently the courses are free, but the certification costs money; not a bad compromise, I think.
I’d like this to happen. It makes so much sense, transporting ideas via web logistics instead of having human bodies sitting in seats all the time. I’m in favor. I’ve done lots of webinars, online classes and so on. I’ve done conference-call elevator speech judging and, more recently, an online entrepreneurship curriculum. Still, changes in education — well, the structure of education, the institutions of education, the techniques of education — come very slowly. In my opinion.