Recently, I asked readers “What does the future of education look like to you? Is it in a classroom? Is it online? A combination of both? Or in some park out in the woods?”
Here are some responses from readers
“I like online courses, but what I like even more is when I can still interact with my classmates in real-time. Not all online courses I have taken work that way.”
“With having 4 kids and a full-time job, being able to go to school full-time used to be impossible. I enjoy being able to take a couple night classes and also a couple online classes when it is feasible. I also like (although they are rarely offered) short-term courses that squeeze a lot of work into a short period of time.”
“I still prefer to learn in the classroom. I may sound old-fashioned, but I’m 20 and a traditional student who likes the way my teacher’s teach. We leave the boring stuff like reading the text for our time, and come to class freely discussing ideas related to what we read. I wish everyone taught this way.”
“Can’t believe that I am back to school, but its because I am able to do it at my own pace and not feel I have to be online at a certain time.”
“Your idea of taking a class in a park really could work. With internet access being available, it could either be a regular occurrence or help break up the monotony once in a while.”
Next week, I’ll share some of the new ways of learning I am developing and implementing in upcoming classes I am teaching.