A new vocation philosophy , nor MOOC’s is the new education disruptors.
According to the economist http://bit.ly/1nn4tX9 a desperately deeded and sought for refreshment of vocational education is the answer to the changes of current times.
"In a new e-book Clayton Christensen, of Harvard Business School, and Michelle Weise, of the Christensen Institute, argue that this presages a revolution: students will be able to take courses that provide them with essential skills quickly and cheaply. The great disrupter of higher education will not be MOOCs (massive online open courses), they insist: these mostly focus on delivering standard academic education over the internet and suffer from drop-out rates of up to 95%. Rather, it will be a new approach to learning which makes plenty of use of the internet but ties education more closely to work. The emphasis on competences rather than subjects will make vocational education better suited to post-industrial economies. It will also challenge the dominance of universities as students realise that they no longer have to amass huge debts in order to acquire marketable skills."
Commentary : as much as I love MOOC’s, I have to say that from my own experience initiating and designing the BABA (Bezalel Alumni Business Accelerator) which is part of the Do-Be project (Design Oriented Business Entrepreneurship) Do-Be.org the gap between heightened experiences of possibility and increased production complexity demand such programs add the article suggests. It’s not an easy thing to promote such programs even in creative establishments, such as design schools, so I think in areas of conventional education, the forward looking vocation will be quit a challenge.. But that’s what’s disrupteneurs are for :-)