In a world where learning is distributed and can happen anywhere, is there a need for specialized teachers?
Player Shila Mulford brings up this really important point. If learning is happening everywhere, will teaching still be a necessary discipline?
Teachers are on the front lines of education, and provide a lot more than just content delivery. They can be counselors, mentors, and provocateurs along with bearers of knowledge. Perhaps if content delivery becomes a less important role, these other qualities will become more important.
Even if people are learning continuously, there will still be a need for guides, facilitators, and mentors to help people structure their journey through life, and provide clues and opportunities when they get stuck.
No matter what, there will always be people who love helping teach others, like Player RG_Beats: