Are the late Peter Drucker's ominous predictions about traditional
higher education true?
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 Drucker 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 Trillion dollar industry in the making.
Not since the introduction of the blackboard
in the middle ages has an education innovation forced such an evolution in higher education. The entire industry from grade
schools to grad schools are being impacted by 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 ever increasing and sophisticated online
model. Traditional schools are adopting and adapting online protocols to suit their own constituencies from the Ivy
League to thousands of national, state, provincial and community schools, colleges and universities all over the world.
Dr. Fred DiUlus Knows!