The Instant Education Generation
Put another way, no 18-year-old freshman ever really wanted to get out of bed to attend an 8 a.m. philosophy lecture; now, with “smart classrooms”—lecture halls wired to videotape every chalk-stroke—“I’ll catch the course replay online” has become an acceptable campus mantra.
A new generation of college kids weaned on the I-Want-It-My-Way lure of the Internet are demanding the rapid development of a new (and much more convenient) higher education system.
The Future of All Higher Education is… Online
The Campus — Increasingly Optional
These students could drive to a campus, if they wanted; increasingly, they are choosing not to be inconvenienced by the rigid structure of a traditional campus experience.
It would be unrealistic to expect them to demand anything less than an education system that is available to them anytime and anywhere they need to learn.