Next-Gen Teachers Could be Web Designers

Web design schools are just now beginning to become a mainstream part of the core curriculum at higher education institutes around the world, but there is evidence that the skills offered in such a course could become an even more important part of the future.

Traditionally, education experts (teachers, professors, and the like) were people you spent a few hours with each day during college. But as the cost of education continues to rise and as adults head back to college to re-train in the struggling job market, web design is turning out to be an important implement in the future of education.

A recent report by Tech Crunch puts into perspective the future of education:

(Tech Crunch) May 3, 2012 – As Ned Flanders would say, education in the U.S. is in “a dilly of a pickle.” At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the cost of education has become unsustainable. Student loan debt is over $1 trillion, unemployment remains high for the recently graduated and non-traditional students — older people, single mothers, workers looking to re-train — are returning to academia and learning programs in droves, putting even more competitive pressure on already-scant on-site resources. Higher ed institutions struggle with the cost of expanding to meet demand. Yale, for example, recently decided to add 250 students to its incoming class, which came with a price tag of a quarter of a billion dollars.

Luckily, a number of startups are tackling the problem, which, along with the maturation of online content distribution channels, are helping to lower the cost of higher, primary, and continuing education — both making it easier for teachers to do what they do best as well as transforming learning into something that’s more engaging and personalized for students. Startups like… read the full article.

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