Will there be a time when knowledge gained through self-learning be as accepted as degrees through colleges and universities are now?
With so much information immediately available through the internet and other sources, one can become an expert or even just generally knowledgeable. Putting aside the money and resistance from current institutions, could in the future, education be gained through natural curiousity and self learning? Maybe much of the data we current "learn" could be stored in a small interactive pocket "brain" or whatever some clever individual may come up with for a name. When needed, we just inquiry and respond.
This question is intented to go to the heart of learning and the "proof", a degree, certificate, etc, that we have mastered those learning events.
Does anyone believe there could be a grand restructuring of education and the 'proof" of it sometime in the not to distant future?