A good education in this 21st century can help differentiate a developed future or a future dependent upon the economy, capitalism and struggles. There are seven trends that have continued to be a part of the educated world, and government as well as key bodies involved in decision making criteria keep adding to make these trends continuous.
1. Making Education More Affordable
Internet and private based educational programs keep making efforts to bridge the gap between the educational interests and financial constraints. The only aim is to provide an approach to facilitate learning. With the help of online courses and education, institutions work harder at making the education affordable and accessible for people of all financial backgrounds.
2. Making Education More Accessible
Before, only the students who were in the developed countries could access education. Students from the rest of the world, preferably the third world countries; suffered as they did not have access to a high quality education. The recent efforts by the educational providers in the developed countries have ensured that every kid gets an opportunity at education, regardless of their location.
3. Reducing Levels Of Unemployment
The efforts to make education more affordable and accessible are only creating better levels of opportunities for employment. The institutions are increasing their workforce creating spaces and chances for the newly educated individuals to join their organization. Moreover, with the increase of international tests increasing worldwide, there is also an increase of the educators throughout.
4. Increasing The Diversity Of Subjects
Before, students had an opportunity to study only limited subjects defined in their course. Institutions offered limited courses and students needed to travel every time they wanted to take on a new course. Now, all institutions have expanded their course content so that greater number of students can take advantage and the courses of their choices.
5. Providing Opportunities To The Unfortunate
If I was to ask you that a child in Ethiopia has the same privileges as a child in the Princeton University, you would laugh at the possibility. However, with the availability of internet and institutions providing online and distance education courses, it has become possible for the unfortunate students to pursue the same education as the fortunate ones.
6. Encouraging Continuous Learning
The face of education is changing so rapidly that no educated person can sit in peace and claim that they have all the knowledge they need about their subject. Everyone has to continue their learning so that they remain updated about the latest methodologies. Today, everyone is a student through the pacing technology.
7. Bringing People Closer To One Another
Another great product of these efforts is that teachers are playing a role in building people closer to one another. In classrooms, a teacher from United States collaborates with a teacher in Japan to provide high quality education to their students. Similarly, students are connecting with other students all over the world coming closer in pursuit of education.
Education is fascinating. While the corporate world does not admit this, it is the education that keeps the world running towards advancements.