3/31/14 Note: This essay was one of three top essays on the topic of online education in a class taught by Paul Glader, a journalism professor at The King’s College in New York City and an executive MBA student at The Berlin School of Creative Leadership.
By Leah Trouwborst
From weekend weather forecasts to fashion trends, experts predict the future with increasing confidence as the date in question approaches. We’re close enough to 2050 to forego sci-fi fantasy, roll up our sleeves, and talk reasonably about what our future will hold. By then, our leisure spaces will be dominated by the color green, Time magazine reports. The Pew Foundation projects that America’s population will reach 435 million (up from today’s 315 million). Expect slews of of 18-22 year olds underfoot. No discussion of future America would be complete without the topic of higher education coming up. As today’s undergrads doze off to the drone of lectures (not hyperbole—see declining test scores), can the college experience be modernized?
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