Change in Education

“We change when it hurts less to change than it does to stay the same.” – George Siemens

It’s a big ship to turn around, but I suspect that we’re no where near hurting enough to change. There’s too many people who are involved in the old way of doing things, too many systems in place that advance their own agendas rather than the future’s agenda or student’s agendas. That’s not to say that it can’t be done. It’s unfortunate that change needs to happen relatively quickly and large organizations cannot respond in a timely manner. Perhaps our large institutions need to operate smaller? I’m not advocating downsizing, but maybe giving smaller units more autonomy to respond quicker?