The Future Of Higher Education
In the video presented by AUC AMICAL teaching an learning innovation exchange, the presenter Dr. Siemens make presentation to the audience explaining to them the idea of the model of higher education, and the needs of the students and the institution are becoming more complex by time. That’s why the higher education system needs to adapt and obtain these change because the education of the future need to mimic the architect information technology of today. He discussed the aspects of the architecture of information today and how it affects the way of teaching in the higher education technology. There are many factors effecting the advancement of the higher education system, which is networks, and connections that helps in many fields of education that helps people stay connected and ease them the ability to vote and share their opinion about the trending issues. Moreover, it sheds light on the importance of networks and how it impacts the education system by increasing the learning agency and how it helps students move forward to the level of education they are aiming for. Thus it proves that people tend to learn more what they want to learn and it gives them a motivation to find a way of learning it, which is what informal education, reflects. By the same token, he discussed the difference between learning methods used today and how people used other methods of learning a while ago. For example, he mentioned how in the old days people used to gain knowledge from discussing informal issues with friends and family to gain new information about specific topics. However taking a look by the methods used to gaining knowledge today seems totally different whey anyone can Google anything and know almost every information found about the topic googled.
Moreover, Siemens also mentioned how students and people in general can choose what to learn from all of the platforms that’s available in front of them, how can they learn through distributed means. By discussing the model system of higher education, we need to study and analyze the perfect tuition fees that would fit the program, which can also enables specified social classes of society to be able to join the program. For example, he discussed the Free education concept and how it effects the upper and middle class of community, it also analyze if free education would encourage people to learn.
In fact technological improvement allowed them to introduce a new idea of having places called the mind games where one can simply visit to know how to use their brains in the right way, how to direct their thinking these mind games include, mind meditative practices that help people think better and clearly. in conclusion this video aims to focus on the advancement of the system of the higher education and its relation to the technological information system. Thus it states how some aspects of the new technological architectural information system reflects on the future of the model of higher education system.