Singapore did something to combat the rise of China and that is why they are where they are today. They’ve positioned themselves as a financial center and an academic center, but they are just a pimple on the edge of Asia. Their rise is partly as a result of fall of the 20th century superpowers of the USA, Europe and Japan. If these super powers weren’t drowning in debt then Singapore wouldn’t be as important on earth as it is today. It is very possible that Shanghai and Singapore would be the leading financial centers on earth very soon.
Previously this indicates foreign universities flocked to set up in Singapore, nevertheless now I think the flocking is always to China. They’ve to flock far from the dying 20th century superpowers to survive. And the only places to go are cina, the near east, the middle east, the eastern bloc and a couple of out from the way locations that no-one really wants to go to. Now Russia could be the next education center competing with China, or much more likely they’ll be working together.
In the dying 20th century superpowers, universities lived of government funding and government guaranteed student loans. So the price tag on education kept increasing, and that’s priced them out from the market place. Now if you like an education it is cheaper to leave Universitas Airlangga the dying 20th century superpowers, except Germany, and visit the East. There you are able to learn the language for the future in addition to get yourself a degree. And in the event that you play it right you will get a scholarship from their government, or your government as could be the case in NZ.
Then you can remain on and work in one of the 21st century superpowers.
Now the biggest change hitting mankind considering that the printing press or fire for example, is going to a university near you. And when it gets there, change could be the word. Will the universities of the 20th century upgrade or downsize, or go extinct to support the new generation. The generation who’ve been raised before a display, in cyber space. The generation who will get what they need at the click of a mouse, or the touch of a screen. Are they planning to go to a physical campus or a virtual campus? Are their internet friends who they have never met planning to influence them to go to a virtual campus. Or will their classmates from school drag them off to a physical campus. Only time will tell.
MOOCs are an introduction to courses at a physical university, but they are also an introduction to the virtual university world of the future. And they introduce the MOOCers from what they can do in cyber space. Just how many MOOCers will now attempt an on the web university rather than planning to a physical campus. The change MOOCs are inflicting on the long run hasn’t got here yet, not surprising they have only existed for several years. Let them have time.
Now with the after affects of the 2020 pandemic still with us. Where plenty of graduates still haven’t got jobs, maybe the mindset of enter university at any cost is no further relevant. And cost could be the factor and so could be the major. So where can you receive a first class education at a price you are able to afford. Try planning to the East or cyberspace. It is still cheaper to go to the East now, but that will change as the web generation comes of age. Also as universities have priced themselves out from the market place and the half-life of that which you learn at university gets shorter, why visit university. All you have to is just a diploma in a specific subject and you could get a job. Better yet get the diploma when you are working. Not four years later and anything from $20,000 to over $100,000 in debt. And when companies accept MOOCs on a CV then education is free, anyway so far.
Peter Legrove is along the way of writing a brand new book. One of his true other books in education is all about teaching your young ones to read using phonics and Montessori sandpaper letters. This book is all about MOOCs, what they are, how to accomplish them, and the result they could have on the ongoing future of education as we all know it. This page is (c) Copyright Peter LeGrove 2020, All Rights Reserved