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5 Education Trends You Need to Know

Thursday, August 26, 2021

It might have been a few years – or many – since you were last in school and you’re ready to make your comeback. Before you re-enter the classroom, it’s good to get up to date on how things have changed in education.

In recent years, there have been significant changes in technology, the economy, and other areas that affect students. Here are developments you should know about if you’ve been out of school for a while and are eager to return.

Online Study

While on-campus learning remains popular with many students, opportunities to study online are growing rapidly. Some benefits of training in the virtual classroom include completing coursework in a way that fits your schedule and avoiding lengthy commutes to and from campus. Make sure you consider whether online learning is the right option for you.

Video Platforms

Video conferencing is an increasingly common way for students to connect with each other and their instructors. It’s worth the effort to get the computer hardware you’ll need to chat online and get familiar with this type of communication. It could pay off after you graduate, too, because video conferencing is now common in many workplaces.

Shorter Programs

In many cases, it no longer takes several years of study to train for a new career. Many programs are now available that can get you prepared for a new field in a year or less. Accelerated training is a good option if you already have experience from a previous career. You can build upon the valuable skills you have.

Changing Economy

The pandemic has revealed many changes in the economy. It has highlighted the value of healthcare workers and the importance of supply chain professionals. Qualified professionals are in high demand in both of these fields. With the shift to remote work, people are also recognizing the perks of careers in technology and other fields in which flexible work arrangements are possible.


As with many areas of life, COVID-19 has had a major impact on education. The news often features stories about campus shutdowns and remote learning. With the situation varying between regions, it’s important to get informed about the measures in place to ensure you’ll have a safe and successful college experience.

Heading Back

If you’re ready to head back to school, CDI College offers dozens of career-training options. You can earn a diploma in business, healthcare, technology, and other in-demand areas. Many programs can be completed in under a year.

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