Education is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research.

In the 20th Century most education happened in "bricks and motar" schools and institutions, but the internet age there are other alternatives including MOOGs a educational video libraries like the Khan Academy.

One future possibility is something along the lines the "A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer" from Neal Stephenson's "Diamond Age". Although it's not exactly what Neal describes, a tablet computer connected to a limited AI - perhaps some future iteration of IBM's Watson - crafting individual lessons in response to the student's questions and searches would have the potential to radically change and improve education and as a bonus make it cheaper.

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The following Google+ users have created posts about the future of education.

External Links & References

  1. EDUIT
  2. Moodle
  3. Moodle Rooms
  4. The Learning Federation
  5. Swinburne to go it alone with online courses (The Australian)
  6. Google+ (1)
  7. Education & Population Growth
  8. how the internet is revolutionizing education
  9. Why digital learning will liberate teachers (Forbes)
  10. Stanford AI Course
  11. physicists-seek-to-lose-the-lecture-as-teaching-tool
  12. Quest to Learn
  13. making-education-fun-through-game-based-learning
  14. A bachelor’s degree could cost $10,000 — total. Here’s how
  15. Google Joins Top Universities in Quest to Fulfill Potential of Online Education
  16. How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses (Wired - October 2013)
  17. Lectures don’t work, but we keep using them (Times Higher Education - November 2013)
  18. Future Party Education Policy
  19. New technologies are revolutionizing education – or are they? - Asian Development Blog (January 2015)

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