Increasing effectiveness of higher education is important if we want to keep up with competition in the global market place.
The world is changing and the workforce of the future is going to have a pretty difficult task to keep up with it. Nations and communities are no longer restricted to their own local workforce, but globalization has meant that businesses can seek talent and offer products and services across borders and all around the world. The global workforce is now in competition, and the higher education facilities of each country can be held under scrutiny as much of the world works hard to increase their higher education facilities.
Higher Education Availability
Higher education needs to be available for all, and although there are schemes in place for government grants and scholarships, there is still a huge divide between the number of student seeking higher education from the better off portion of society, and the number coming from the lower economic community. This really needs to be addressed and soon, with more resources being made available to ensure higher education for all, regardless of wealth, social background and ethnic origin.
Reducing the Costs
Higher education has become increasingly expensive, with tuition fees, books, and equipment and room and board all seeming beyond the reach of many would be students. It is important to reduce these costs as much as possible, while retaining the high class lecturers and teachers necessary for effective education.
The increased number of online higher education courses has made a real difference to the number of people who can now access further education without having to give up their jobs or incur costs of moving and full time tuition. This has also meant that students can study from universities all around the world and benefit from the best in the world – no matter how hard the Board of Education may make it.
In order to compete in a global market place you need to stay one step ahead of the rest of the world, not just run to try and keep up.