Education in 2020 - Open Discussion at Barcamp Spring Shanghai 2013

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  • 1. Open Discussion:Education in 2020Carsten UllrichAssociate Researcher at the E-LearningLab of Shanghai Jiao Tong University,China
  • 2. Current Disruptors/Changes: Technology• Technology enables – Inexpensive access – New modes of learning/certification Carsten Ullrich: Education in 2020
  • 3. Current Disruptors/Changes: Technology • MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses • Access – Learner  Learner (P2P) – Teacher Learner – Institution  Learner • Assessment/qualifications – E.g. badges – Stack overflow, Quora Carsten Ullrich: Education in 2020
  • 4. Current Disruptors/Changes: Technology • Mobile? • Context • Adaptivity/Personalization Carsten Ullrich: Education in 2020
  • 5. Current Disruptors/Changes: Social• High costs – US: outstanding student debt > $1T• Uncertain outcome – Is studying worth the money? – Insufficient jobs for qualification (76% of 2012 graduates had been able to find jobs)• Uncertain qualifications – Employers often not satisfied with qualification of hired graduates Carsten Ullrich: Education in 2020
  • 6. 2020• “Traditional” education – Costs for top universities will have increased • Highly valuable, due to networks – Gap between top tier and remaining universities widens – Courses offered via MOOCs• “Education” 2.0 – Left-behind learners: • take part in MOOCs, but worthless • Learning in their spare time, in addition to job – Shining exceptions: excellent Quora/Stack Overflow profile• Less need for learning thanks to intelligent systems Carsten Ullrich: Education in 2020
  • 7. Questions• In 2020, – will there still be universities? – when you hire, what kind of qualifications do you require? – will you send your kid to university? – what device will we be using? – do we still need to learn or will my glasses do everything? Carsten Ullrich: Education in 2020