August 9, 2010

College Education in the 21st Century

“Is it Worth It to Go To College?” from MSNBC

A 21st century perspective on the cost of education and the real world realities for college graduates.  Are college loans the next financial crisis on the horizon?  Interesting perspective.

Sir Ken Robinson, one of my favorite TED speakers, talks about tapping into the creativity and passion of kids, then supporting them as they follow that passion into their college and professional training.

At the Techonomy Conference in Lake Tahoe late last week, Bill Gates shared a similar perspective, saying that “Five years from now on the web for free you’ll be able to find the best lectures in the world. It will be better than any single university.” Bill Gates at Techonomy on Education

Perhaps we’re at the front end of a trend here, where more is not better, and most expensive is not best.  Wouldn’t that be a refreshing change?

Check out Robinson’s forward-thinking perspective on TED or on his own website.  Good stuff!  Sir Ken Robinson on Education