A fascinating article on the Forbes blog describes the transition from ‘ideal teaching’ to a more online-supported teaching era, complimented by Moore’s Law. Gordon Moore, the author of Moore’s Law, proposed computing power will become cheaper and faster every 18 months… and he’s been accurate thus far!
“Moore’s Law is finally making its presence felt in education, too.”
This trend is most prevalent with massive, open, online courses (or MOOCs for short). The fastest growing of which is Coursera, lead by Daphne Koller. With over 22 million students enrolled in Coursera, online education has become a rapidly growing industry. Thanks to “very cheap bandwidth and a lot of machine learning, we can finally do Moore’s Law in education,” said Koller.
Moore’s Law has been accurate for nearly 50 years; however its ever-growing future is unknown.