Like today’s faculty, many instructors in 2023 will still repeat a lecture multiple times –  if they need the extra practice before stepping in front of a camera.

faculty-2023Professors’ roles will change dramatically over the next decade.

Online learning won’t be the only option in 10 years, but it will be a prevalent one, experts said, and that means more and more instructors will find themselves recording their lectures to be viewed and reviewed over the internet.

Forty percent of credits that college students earn are already earned online, said Ray Schroeder, associate vice chancellor for online learning at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

“I think that will only increase,” Schroeder said.

Class time will be more centered on discussions, as the students will have already watched the lecture on a course webpage before meeting with the instructor.

This is already happening on many college campuses, and the system is referred to as “flipped learning.” But a more controversial possibility that could arise from such a method is an “outsourcing” of lectures.

This is the second part in a three-part eCampus News series about higher education in 2023. Read the full story, and the rest of the series, here.

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