Education today is much like it was a century ago, yet almost every other industry has changed dramatically over the past century. Mobility in education has the potential to radically transform how education takes place at all levels in our society, from preschool to corporate learning.
Over the past decade I’ve seen first hand the impact mobility can have on education as I work as a Senior Vice President for one of the more innovative institutions of higher learning, University of Phoenix. Yet I also see our education system though the eyes of my beautiful wife, a grade school classroom teacher with over two decades of experiences and of course through the eyes of my children, ages 17, 15 and 12.
What I see is that when it comes to our nation’s system of education we are in the dark ages as compared to other industries that have embraced technology and mobility. As I travel around the nation meeting with business, government and school leaders I see a system in denial, thinking that the status quo is acceptable when it has not been acceptable for years.
So for 2013 I’ve decided to make my blog public and share my experiences representing the nation’s largest university to some of our nation’s largest employers. What’s working, what’s not working, and suggestions on what we can do to help transform education to be able to embrace mobility in education.
All of human knowledge is available to anyone globally with a device connected to the Internet. Why do we still teach as if it was 1913?