There is no doubt that how we learn and what we learn has come a very long way in the past few years and this will continue to evolve with time. There was a time when you could get away with starting your career without too much of an effort but nowadays, you need a lot more tools in your toolkit so to speak in order to keep up with the competition.

Until fairly recently, the choices were very limited when it came to what courses we could pursue and more often than not we had to confine ourselves to physical classrooms. This has changed and thanks to the Internet we can now pursue a career in a chosen specialization.

When it comes to education, the sky is practically the limit these days. You can choose to study almost anything; ranging from rudiments on how to operate heavy equipment to advanced physics and you can do it in almost any way that you choose. In a physical class, from the comfort of your home, or by reading those many textbooks.

Gone are the days when you had to bury your nose in bulky textbooks in order to get where you wanted to go and here now are the days when you can do it in so many different ways; on a computer, at your local library, and even through the use of mobile devices. Say hello to those many E-book readers on the market today. No more excuses for not being able to do research on a subject.

What all of this means is that the landscape in the field of education has and continues to change, shift, and reformat itself. Possibilities are endless. Opportunities abound, and the world has just become that smaller thanks to the Internet giving us the ability to communicate with someone in any corner of the world. A photography student for example, can now chat online with their counterpart in Russia and a researcher in the Caribbean can now communicate instantly with his colleague in the United States.

The future is extremely bright for our kids. More careers are opening up and more distance learning facilities are being developed. So what's next for us? What is on the horizon?

These are very exciting and interesting times for us all.

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