“The future will demand self-directed lifelong learning from a significant portion of the workforce. Current data suggests workers could have 12 jobs in their lifetimes,” writes in The Hill Anne Trumbore, Senior Director of Wharton Online at the University of Pennsylvania.
“The idea that they will have access to in-person, on-campus education to prepare for even one out of every five of these job changes is absurd. There will be more demand for post-baccalaureate training and education, and it will have to be delivered online.”
Anne Trumbore advocates for the design of learner-centric courses and continuous engagement with content in a variety of activities. “Students develop deep understandings through multiple, low-stakes assignments that encourage application and promote mastery.”