In case you haven't yet noticed, a paradigm shift has started to occur in the world of education, and it is likely to bring about changes bigger than we might be able to imagine. Technology is helping us to re-imagine what school looks and acts like, homeschooling is growing by leaps and bounds, and hybrid charter schools are springing up all over the United States. Examining higher education will reveal college costs that have risen over 500% since the 1980's and many are unable to justify the enormous debt load students are left with after the graduate (IF they even graduate!). MOOC's (massive open online courses) are rapidly gaining in popularity, and other forms of online education are popping up all over, which is helping scholars, universities, school districts, and entrepreneurs to dream and ask the question, "If school could be different, what would I like it to be like?"
I daresay we are entering a period of greater change in the world of academia than any other period in history. I wonder, what are you noticing? What is different in your neck of the woods? What do YOU think will lead to bigger (and hopefully better!) changes?