Create a 8 page essay paper that discusses The Future of University Education.
Since effectively answering this question required statistical design, it was necessary to recruit a random sample of at least 40 students in order to gain a cross-cultural perspective on the subject. The random sample was selected to gain knowledge of these attitudes as it relates to students with varying socio-economic and socio-cultural backgrounds. The research instruments selected in order to sufficiently answer this question were surveys (quantitative) and interviews (qualitative) to fully explore attitudes, lifestyle and beliefs.
The study was founded on several key learnings identified through secondary research exploration. When exploring the theoretical literature about the university experience of tomorrow, a consistent theme arose regarding electronic educational delivery. Zhang, Lee and You (2001) described the advent of digital libraries, an architecture of future infrastructure linkages between electronic learning content to promote better distribution of student learning materials. Digital library content, under these authors’ beliefs, represented the future of academic learning that would replace traditional library content.
Further, the theme of electronic learning systems, e-learning, was also a very prevalent concept for the future of university education. Takiya, Archboldidentifiesand Berge (2005) described the likelihood of e-learning as a platform to replace much traditional classroom learning. These authors supported e-learning as advantageous due to its ability to link video conferencing with convenience in order to facilitate more effective learning. .