As the need for higher education continues grow, more students are seeking convenient ways to earn their education. As we know, technology has and is continuing to advance. However, the advancement of technology has given us the opportunity to utilize and engage in various forms of technology. For example, cell phones, internet, computers, software programs, and etc. Technology has become the norm of our society. With the advancement of technology and the need of convenient educational methods, online educational programs are expanding and becoming the means of earning a education for degree seekers.
In 1997, Malcolm Knowles predicted the direction that higher education was headed. online education is slowly but surely been adopted by many institutions all over the world. Drexel University, has an advanced online educational program that allows students, from all over the world, to earn different types of degrees. According to the "Online Education the Wave of the Future" audio recording, traditional campus education is starting to fade out. It is said that more and more traditional on-campus students are seeking online opportunities to continue their education.
As higher education continues to transform, online education will continue to evolve. Universities need to keep in mind that the student demographics are changing and so are their needs. More adults are seeking education. This means that they are juggling families, work, and other responsibilities, in addition to earning their education. That said, the transformation of higher education is all about convenience and catering to the increasing non-traditional population.