It has been proven that more inventions were created during the 20th century than during all the previous centuries of human history combined. Furthermore, a lot of new things were invented during the last ten years. It is obvious that university programs cannot keep up with such a rapid process of modernization in the society. Let us figure out why it is happening and how to get the required knowledge to survive in this developing world.
Developing the Course
It seems that innovations in educational programs are always a good idea. However, when a new subject is introduced, it takes time to create a decent course program and find teachers. The target audience plays an important role, in other words the students for whom course will be read. It takes a lot of time to agree upon other details such as how long the course should be read, for which year of study it is more appropriate etc. When all those aspects are finally decided, the course might not be up-to-date anymore.
Teaching the Subject
Let us imagine that a subject successfully passed the development stage and now is included in the curriculum, professors are chosen, and lectures have started. However, every student agrees that a lot depends on a teacher, and teachers sometimes might be the ones who hinder the process of learning. Let us say the course is actually interesting and useful and students look forward to studying it, but as soon as they enter the class and the lecture starts, they find themselves disinterested. Though the subject may be useful for modern students, sometimes professors manage to teach it like if it was rocket science.
Sometimes the problem is not in the teachers or the course program; sometimes it is the students who do not want to study. They may think that they already know information in the course and they do not need to study it. By doing that, they may lose the opportunity of learning new and important things.
Ways to Deal with Problems
As you can see, there are a lot of problems to deal with when a new subject is introduced, and quite often universities cannot solve them. It means taking matters into your own hands. You can learn something new by yourself. After all, we live in the age of technologies! There are a lot of online courses that can help you learn basically everything. A good way to learn something new is to attend different workshops and group trainings.
We can all agree that the world changes rapidly nowadays and it is hard to be up to date with the times. Nevertheless, this development of technologies grants us almost endless opportunities to learn something new.