Economist Mike Walden: How Will Education Change?

In our rapidly changing economy, where technology is continuing to alter the workplace, there is a heightened focus on the role of education.  But will this role be different in the future?

  1. I think the role will evolve in two ways
  2. one will be an increased focus on K-12 – all starts here
  3. recognition that classroom, home, and neighborhood environments all have       impacts
  4. big changes in higher education
  5. more focused, short-term studies – more certifications in certain skills, and         more direct links to businesses
  6. also, higher education will be more frequent – as individuals change skill set  several times during their work career
  7. last, how higher education is delivered will change – more remote                 teaching, computer program teaching, mobile teaching