Reposted from the Wall Street Journal:
“In 15 years, college as we know it won’t disappear, but it will be profoundly different, with more on-demand classes, free online materials and significantly more employer input on what is actually taught in schools. So says a massive new survey of 20,876 undergraduate students in 21 countries, conducted by polling firm Zogby Analytics and commissioned by Laureate Education Inc.
Recognizing the speed of change in most industries and the pace at which new skills are required to get ahead, 41% of respondents–and more than half of China-based respondents–anticipate that students will be able to earn credits and certificates throughout their careers, instead of cramming college into a two- or four-year stint. In other words, they say, students of the future will get practical training on an as-needed basis.
Nearly three-quarters of respondents in Brazil anticipate the availability of part-time apprenticeships, and more than half of all respondents said employers will weigh internship and apprenticeship performance heavily in recruiting.”