#DigitalLunch 7: The Future of Education?

Okay, so seven weeks since our first experimental steps on Google Plus (you can find all previous #DigitalLunch programmes here) and we’ve had an interesting journey through the summer…

Tomorrow, it’s all about the challenges and opportunities of education in a digital age..

By that, I mean how is the net affecting the way education is done (and I’m not taking about the increasingly sterile forty year old ruck about selection, under-performing secondaries or Hogwartian indulgence over the excellence of our upper tier Grammars)…

Rather we’re focusing the effect of technology on education, and particular the great leaps forward being made in education via the internet in the US

In the UK (and Ireland) we’ve had the Open University model since the 60s, but what happens when all unis begin to use the net to make open learning offerings? A distance certificate from MIT?

Can or will the competitively high standard models of traditional university matriculation withstand the develop of new open entry education models?

For more of these questions, you can vote on or add your own and keep voting on them up to and during the broadcast here

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty