During the Techonomy conference, Bill Gates shared his views on the future of the training system, TechCrunch reports. He said that in five years, the Internet will be able to provide better educational conditions than traditional universities.
“In five years on the Internet, you will be able to find the best lectures in the world for free … It will be better than any university,” said the founder of Microsoft.
Gates also noted that the main thing in such a teaching methodology is desire and perseverance. According to him, the main problem of today’s educational institution is its inaccessibility, which also includes the high cost of education.
Recall that Gates was expelled two years after entering Harvard University in 1973. However, in 2007, the university administration still awarded him a diploma.
Former big boss and Microsoft founder Bill Gates did not manage to complete his studies at the university – business and hobbies were more important. Lack of higher education did not stop Gates from creating one of the most successful corporations in modern history. The former boss decided to share his thoughts on education with a wider audience at Techonomy 2010.
Mr. Gates says it is becoming more and more difficult to get a college education. The Microsoft founder is confident that education of the future will take place via the Web – while colleges in fixed locations will become much less important. It is worth clarifying that at the moment Microsoft does not employ people without college and this is unlikely to change in the near future.