One of the most basic changes in the future of universities could be the curriculum of each program to include more programming and machine learning. The old fashion methods of science such as traditional mapping in geoscience are all replacing with remote modern tools which can be measured from a long distance. All these new technologies are required to be taught in addition to the concept of each course.
An interesting article published by the Guardian, suggests that in universities will be interdisciplinary eventually. They predict that universities will not be divided into different departments in future as departments work as barriers for collaborative research and teaching especially in case financial subsidy between departments.
Also, I believe even learning methods will be modified by technology. These methods can include virtual field trips, having online puzzles similar to games as exams and having artificial intelligent teaching assistants. Maybe, virtual classes can get advanced as much that students can attend all virtually. Therefore, the need to move for education might reduce.
November 21, 2018 @ 3:42 pm
I like your point about “old school” ways of teaching. At my undergrad, we were forced to learn calculus without a calculator, which while it could be useful, it really isn’t applicable for real life because now we will ALWAYS have a calculator. I think that while we should honor “old school” methods, we really need to update our methods and teach what is most relevant and up and coming.
November 26, 2018 @ 11:12 pm