5 Future Trends for Education

The upcoming 2012 elections have raised concerns about our education system and how it needs to be revolutionized and transformed. The future of education is very controversial, but five key trends remain. Read on to learn the five future trends for education in the years to come.

While many reports and polls predict pretty much the same thing – the popularity and increasing acceptance of online education, better employment rates, and the technology age encouraging more access to education for all, there are some predictions that have not been discussed of late. Taking an in-depth look and analysis of many factors contributing to the development of academic progress, we have summarized 5 key trends shaping the future of education.

Year after year, America stays in a “#1” sector – higher education. Although America’s education system lags behind Asia’s when it comes to testing elementary and high school students, year after year our universities come out on top. Higher education universities are able to attract the best, brightest and most ambitious students from around the world because of this – we eclipse the global competition in higher education. The very idea and concept of an “Ivy League” school will continue to be a staple of American education and will remain a unique sector of the American educational system well into the future.

Second, with so many emerging markets expected to expand the economic system, more and more programs will be geared towards new technologies and entrepreneurial and innovative programs. Top universities and online colleges must face the introduction of new classes that maximize today’s technological advances and problems that arise. This new coursework better prepares students for real-world business operations and makes the transition to the workforce smoother.

The third trend we predict for education is that in 2012 there will be a significantly higher number of graduates who will find employment. Apparently, the hiring rate is 9.5 percent higher, but in very specific employment sectors. According to multiple news sources, the career sectors that look the most promising and have high demands are referred to as “STEM” fields, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

Fourth, new teaching methods are being developed and improved. There is new research on psychology and how the brain learns and processes information. This new study will provide a framework for developing new ways of interacting in the classroom, integrating things like music and new learning processes into the education system.

After all, we’ve all predicted that education can’t be confined to the walls of a classroom, but can expand into a digital classroom – even a digital university, with access at our fingertips. New accredited online colleges will open doors to education for many people who could not attend years ago. With the help of public-private institutions and renowned online colleges, new technological breakthroughs in education will enable a learning process that is equal, more flexible, affordable and with the same reputation as traditional colleges. The future of education looks bright and limitless.

Thanks to Amanda Rodriguez | #Future #Trends #Education

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