Modern universities are already doing great on their own. Technologies, as well as modern curriculum, make life easier for both students and teachers.
There are tons of study options, from hotel management in Singapore and elsewhere to many other courses. Perhaps it would be good to look ahead and try to see what the universities of the future would be like.
A Machine-Reliant Academe?
Advanced technologies will change the course of history for the academe. Many futurists believe that the typical classroom will be no more in the future. Fifteen years down the line will mean there will be ‘no one to teach’. College professors will be replaced by machine learning.
How, you ask? Artificial intelligence is continuously evolving. One good example is the so-called ‘Eureka machine’, which supposedly managed to understand the Second Newtonian Law.
The Student Equation
Students will always be in the discussion. But how will they work with the schools in the future? How will they be attracted, and what would they be taught? The course syllabus may experience many changes. Students will deal with multi-disciplinary academics. What this means is that the universities will explicitly cater to demands, such as cross-disciplinary learning.
Modern students constantly yearn for these changes, and perhaps they will get it several years down the line. The focus areas are likely to be science and engineering, among others.
A Student-Centred Academe
If machines will replace professors, then student welfare will be the sole focus of universities in the future. Furthermore, schools will focus on what students actually learn, and not what they are taught. There will be more opportunities for students to practice their newly acquired skills hands-on. This will help produce a new breed of practically savvy and effective workers.
As of now, everything is just a prediction. But one thing is for sure: the education system will continue to evolve and learning will rely heavily on technologies, such as machines, software and online tools.