Future of higher education

The future of higher education seems to be very promising and radically changing from traditional lecture-based classes to the discussion-based classroom setting.  This transformation of curriculum delivery has been quite successful in encouraging learners to think outside the box. Besides, the introduction of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and the uprise of interdisciplinary and dual-degree programs in modern higher education have been instrumental for the students to acquire multiple skills set at fingertips. These platforms have helped the students widely to develop an outlook that prepares them to have the right mindset to answer a question from different perspectives, as opposed to the simple traditional methods. Importantly, the transition from marginalized thinking to an innovative viewpoint in contemporary pedagogy is leveraging scholars with numerous opportunities to impact the education landscape further.

On the flip side of the coin, education has become a costly affair. Colleges are increasingly focusing on implementing strategies to increase student enrollment every year, to benefit monetarily. Although the higher admission rate can help educate more students every year, the concern here is “will these academic institutions be able to counterbalance between the student intake and the accessibility of quality training?” We can better address this concern when we can rationalize schooling as a basic necessity (like food, cloth, medicine) that is essential for the humankind to progress instead of considering it as a commodity or a business concept.

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