Are the late Peter Drucker's ominous predictions about traditional higher education
Peter Drucker is the father of modern management. He said 'brick and
mortar' institutions are headed down the road to self-destruction. He also said that unless they are willing to undergo
radical change, they will be obsolete in a generation, or totally extinct.
In the past ten years this
prediction has begun to unwind with ever increasing frequency. Cyber education, as he called it, has already overtaken the
classroom as the most preferred education method among college students. The preference is a staggering seven out of ten.
With the entrance of the two largest nations in the world, this is a 500 Billion dollar industry in the making. Not since
the introduction of the blackboard in the middle ages has an education innovation been such a forced evolution in higher
education. The entire industry from grade school to grad school is being impacted this revolution in education as it sweeps
over the world. In its path, it has given rise to a new phenomena redesigned from a distance education model to an online
model -- it is the rise of the degree mills, both unaccredited and accredited.
a diploma mill?
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