Opinion: Who Has the Time to Enroll in College Programs?

By Mikel Amigot

With the job market changing so rapidly, our current knowledge is becoming outdated more quickly.

Innovation in AI, data sciences and technology requires refreshed skills.

When you work 60 hours per week, who has the time and energy to enroll in traditional college programs?

Taking well-designed, learner-oriented online courses is the answer – throughout our lifetime.

Stanford University’s vision for Higher Education in 2025 points to an interesting model: students take a few courses to gain skills and fill a job, and later return to school to add needed skills, following a continuous cycle until retirement.

We will subscribe to college like we access Netflix or Amazon Prime.

 

        Mikel Amigot is the Founder of IBL News and IBL Education (Open edX)         

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