RIP: The Death of Traditional Education
Have you noticed the disruption of education?
If you’re proactive about career development…this is a good thing.
Online training and development is a necessary evolution.
The speed of change in the new digital economy is simply outpacing traditional learning models.
Platform model is taking over
More specifically, the “Platform” business model is invading the education market.
Using economies of scale…platforms are virtually impossible to compete against.
The New Model
For example, if 63,395 students (last I checked) can enroll in a Coursera certification path that…
- Offers specialized knowledge specific to Digital Transformation…or your specialty of choice
- Anytime, anywhere, any device access
- Well organized, interactive, multimedia instruction
- Is a digital asset to keep and reference whenever…forever
- Realistically fits into busy and demanding schedules
- Costs less than a family dinner at Olive Garden
Wouldn’t you at least consider a digital learning path?
Of course…most people would.
Folks, the writing is on the wall
It’s like the Amazon effect to small business.
This is what the traditional classroom setting is competing with.
And of course, the social distancing from COVID-19 is like pouring gasoline on this fire.
It’s doubtful that higher education in the sense of getting “the full college experience” will ever go away.
However this will increasing become a luxury to those who can truly afford the investment.
Saying no thanks to student loans & debt
For career minded learners the idea of carrying $50K+ of student loan debt into an ultra competitive job market will become a thing of the past.
Who’s job-ready now?
Because of it’s sheer speed and rapid pace of change, the digital economy demands an educational system that can pivot and develop new skill sets.
Employers are looking for candidates that possess specific knowledge and skills to make an impact right away.
According to the World Economic Forum, 65% of children now entering primary school will hold jobs that don’t currently exist.
In reality, continuous learning and development is no longer optional for new entrants or seasoned professionals.
As demand for knowledge workers continues to rise, the methods for getting job ready are of less concern.
In other words, it’s not how you know…it’s that you know.
What’s the bottom line?
In the digital economy the new standard for pedigree is…
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