Have you noticed? Colleges, universities, and local community colleges are making a swift transition toward online learning. Almost every day, there is some new announcement from an institution of higher learning about how they are now offering “this program” or “that course” completely online.
Are Lectures Obsolete?
University of Adelaide vice-chancellor Warren Bebbington recently declared them to be. He said that the university recognized that if courses were available online, it was likely that students would choose that delivery method over lectures. In fact, he stated that the university might be phasing out lectures altogether!
What’s Next, Then?
If lectures become obsolete, and more and more information is delivered online, it stands to reason that the universities and colleges of the world will soon no longer have a “monopoly” on higher ed.