Electronic or E-learning, what’s the big deal? A conversation with my brother about Facebook and how he wants no part of what he refers to as that “Computer B@#-S@&*#. I must refrain from using the colorful language he uses to describe an industry where US consumers spent in excess of $31 billion in 2008. And over $62.5 globally on mobile e-Learning.
In a scene in the movie Wall Street, Michael Douglas makes reference to a bitter sweet moment where he compares a business deal he makes with an advisory to watching his mother-in-law go off a cliff in his new Maserati.I felt the same way after reading Mobile e-Learning Stocks: U.S. Education, Unemployment, and Baby-Boomer Evolution. I found out that my decision to change my career path after 15 years to pursue a masters degree in Education Media Design & Technology was dead on correct however in the same article I found out that I may now be considered a “Baby Boomer“, although based on the research I conducted I am one year shy of being placed in that category.
“Don’t you know, there is no money in education!” I beg to differ. Not only is there money in education, there is growth potential that could bring the US out from under their recession/depression. If United States doesn’t recognize that more money needs to be invested into education and e-Learning, our economic crisis will not only get worst it could be detrimental to our position in the global market. Global Economic Competition has in essence decrease the size of the playing field and it looks as though the U.S. could see a down grade in it position the “line up”. If there isn’t a significant and deliberate overhauls to the US education system it could be a matter of national security.
It amazes me how we as Americans boast about being the greatest country in the world yet we have some many serious flaws in our armor. Educating its people to compete in world markets should be a priority it’s a necessity.