A Twitter thread by ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴘᴇʀᴇʟʟ.
Education is broken.
Here is what the future of education will look like:
1. Teaching will become an extremely lucrative profession. Salaries will follow a power law. The best teachers will make millions of dollars per year and teach thousands of students per year.
2. Mass market courses will have Hollywood-level production budgets.
People who teach subjects like finance, statistics, and economics will attract millions of students. Those students will give them the financial resources to invest in high-end graphics and production.
3. Subjects will cross-pollinate.
Academia is fragmented. Departments are sorted into distinct subjects with very little over lap. But the Internet is multi-disciplinary by nature. Divisions between subjects will fade, leading to a new era of hyper-curious polymaths.
4. Education will be cheap.
Education transformed a decade ago, with the explosion of the Internet. It’s the credentials that are expensive and monopolized by universities. We’ll look back at the present day and laugh about the predatory and prohibitive cost of college.
5. Community learning will make a comeback.
The Internet is great for self-motivated learners. But most people need a social group to hold them accountable. The top schools of tomorrow will build strong communities and alumni networks, just like an Ivy League university.
6. Students will become producers.
The sit-back-and-listen style of modern education needs to go. Students will learn by doing, creating, and building things. Every student now has a smartphone in their pocket with a HD camera and the ability to reach anybody on planet earth.
7. School will escape the classroom.
We’ve reached peak time in classroom, listening to the drone of a lecture. The Internet is a classroom without walls — a portal to the entire world. Some students will attend schools in different countries.
8. The future of education does not look like you think it does.
It looks like Y-Combinator.
• Respected credential
• Teams of peers and mentors
• Participants learn by doing
• Attracts a global pool of talent
• The organization competes for top talent.
9. Students evaluations will become meaningful.
The majority of colleges don’t take student evaluations seriously. Tomorrow’s schools will be measured on the empirical success of students. All aspects of the educational experience will be tracked — even student salaries.
10. New data will yield surprising insights.
For example, computer science and engineering majors earn more right after college. But by the age of 40, they seem to earn less than social science and history majors.
11. Online education will invert the learning process.
In school, you start with the basics and expand towards curiosity. But on the Internet, you start with curiosity and expand towards the basics.
12. The best teachers will be practitioners.
The world’s top CEOs will become big-name professors. They’ll use the Internet to scale their knowledge, which will turn teaching into a worthy use of their time. They’ll share real-world stories from hard-earned experiences.
Here are the 8 pillars of modern education I developed with @fortelabs.
We use this system to teach people how to write, organize their ideas, and become citizens of the Internet.
"Since 1991, tuition has increased by more than 300%. 44 million Americans collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion in student debt."