Interactive online technologies have transformed entertainment. Could they also improve education? Universities and individual innovators are beginning to demonstrate how online learning can stimulate students, aid teachers and involve parents. Bill believes the opportunity is huge.
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More than one-third of the world’s population is under 20. There are over 30 million people today qualified to enter a university who have no place to go. During the next decade, this 30 million will grow to 100 million. To meet this staggering demand, a major university needs to be created each week. —Sir John Daniel, 1996
We have reached Globalization 3.0; according to Tom Friedman’s book “The World is Flat” globalization has become reality not only for countries and international corporations but also for individuals. How can one single individual compete with millions of other people worldwide? How can one person cope with the exponentially growing resources of knowledge? Definitively the key is learning and education; individualized, life-long, efficient and effective however.
Hermann Klinger, Alexander Benz in
Handbook of Research in Mass Customization and Personalization
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