This post by George Siemens is some good reading for you this weekend. I love the quote below, but do read the whole thing.
The internet has already transformed music, news, entertainment, and business. Education is trailing those sectors, but not for long. Online learning has grown consistently over the last decade. Judging from current hype and interest, blended/online learning is about to explode.
Just had this conversation this morning… Remember when your banking only took place at the bank, when your bank decided to be open? (Never hear anyone even use the term “banker’s hours” anymore.) When and where do you do take care of your money needs now? I don’t foresee a drive up window at your local elementary school in the near future, but time and location for education is likely to drastically change. There certainly is a lot of uncertainty in education right now, but it is exciting. Some may see it as a dismantling of a fine American institution, but maybe we should look at it as a needed rebuilding.