We are also becoming more mobile. People are easily able to work from home. I have started teaching online courses as well as face to face ones, for example. I can carry my "office" with me wherever I go and last year even tried running an online course from my mobile phone while holidaying in Goa.
Trends 1 and 2 looked a population. With an aging population there are shifts in students, workers and jobs. Retired people in their "third age" are just as likely to want to pursue education, or second careers. An elderly population will also place more demand on several caring and medical professions. Some weeks ago we looked at What If scenarios in an R&D meeting. One question that was asked was this:
What if ASB was Pre-K through Life, instead of Pre-K through Grade 12?An interesting question, especially in the light of schools and colleges becoming centres for continuing education, training and re-training.
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