He might be the world’s most popular college dropout (sorry Steve), so if you didn’t get to the college of your choice, don’t worry. Bill Gates thinks that the place where you get your college in the future won’t matter. Speaking at the Techonomy 2010 conference, he says that in the next five years, the internet will offer the best education than the collegiate model. “Five years from now on the web for free you’ll be able to find the best lectures in the world,” as quoted from TechCrunch. “It will be better than any single university,” he continued. Bill Gates argued that the internet will radically kill the high cost of the traditional college education to as low as $2,000. With this, education will be easier and open to almost everybody even in the 3rd world country.
The traditional classrooms will still be here though as Bill Gates continued to claim that the current K-12 educational system is still effective for students. He lauded the mixed approaces of the technology learning with the real world discussion. While in the college, “the self-motivated learner will be on the Web.” Gates claimed.