Selecting the Right College Major in the Age of Chaos, the Global Internet Age
8 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2013
Date Written: August 9, 2013
Students want to know what to major in. There is no question that the rules have changed in the Global Internet Age and educators and students must rethink the goals of education. What made sense twenty years ago may no longer be true. After all, many skills can be easily learned using free courses on the Internet. This paper describes the skills and attributes needed in the global Internet age. If these skills are provided, students will be successful and colleges will never become irrelevant since individuals with these abilities can help an organization thrive.
Keywords: Higher education, college majors, goals of education, communication skills, adaptability, creativity, ethics, character
JEL Classification: C00, C10, C40, I20, L15, L21, L82, L86, M31, M37, O3
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