Colleges and Universities are Irrelevant
The quarantine has shown how irrelevant the College and University experience has become. Charging exorbitant amounts of money, for courses that can be taken on-line, by renowned experts, for a fraction of the cost, is just not sustainable. The future will not sustain a bloated and top-heavy educational system that has fallen seriously behind the times in both relevancy and affordability.
Something Has To Give
Traditional education is broken! Have you ever heard the quote, “Those that can’t teach”? This is one of the reasons that traditional classroom education is failing especially at the College and University levels, but it’s not the main reason. The main reason is that college education has become big business. For the last fifty years, the focus of higher education has been moving from the student to the bottom line.
College Administrators Call The Shots
This preoccupation with the bottom line has even caused the status of the Educators to fall below Administrators. Educators are not only outnumbered and paid less then Administrators, they have almost no voice in policy and stand meekly aside, as Administrators call all the shots and set all the rules.
Who Wants To Be A Debt Slave
The incredible increase in Tuition over the last fifty years, ( At the University of Denver, a credit hour cost $43.75 in 1973, today it costs $1300.00 a credit hour) is not only creating generations of debt slaves, it is quickly driving these institutions into irrelevancy. More and more a College Diploma is looking like a poor investment.
Old Fashion Way Of Teaching
It’s been said that if you took a student out of a college lecture hall in 1908 and placed him on a modern Campus of today, the only thing he would recognize as familiar would be the lecture hall. The only change is a whiteboard instead of a blackboard.
As Colleges and Universities continue to slip unconsciously into irrelevance, a new method of learning is emerging, that is distinctly different then anything we’ve seen before. The old model of E-Learning is being supplanted by a hybrid being called Self-Learning.
Teach A Skill You Know
Technology is making it possible now for “Those that can” to also teach. The future of Learning in the 21st Century is where successful entrepreneurs will use a Mastermind approach, utilizing internet communities, workshops and groups to teach their targeted market the skills they currently use. They will either promote themselves, virtually or in person, as the expert, reporter or broker of the skills desired.
The Technology Is There
Using a wide variety of internet technologies these Self-Learning Entrepreneurs will be able to identify their customers, create a need, promote their product, offer an irresistible offer, and establish a sales funnel that handles the transactions and establishes an e-mail list for future offers and follow-up.
In an economy that will continue to see advances in technology and automation, we will see jobs that are common today, become obsolete tomorrow. This model is recession-proof as more and more people are displaced.
E-Learning Is Changing
We are seeing the mainstay components of what we know as E-Learning today changing at a very fast rate. Writing an e-book or hard bound book while providing immediate credibility and offer potential is still a laborious endeavor, especially when you take into consideration that 95% of all the books in Barnes and Nobel sell less then 1000 copies.
You Can Teach Thousands
Creating and producing on-line courses are not only expensive productions to produce, but studies show that only 9% of people actually finish a course once they start. Technology now allows you to personally give a course to potential thousands with very little overhead. And maintain that sense of community and immediacy that people are looking for.
It’s a brave new world and the methods and models of even a few years ago are changing.
No Matter Your Age
No matter what your age or avocation, I’m convinced that everyone has a best seller in them or a skill they can market. Don’t die with your story or skill inside you. There is an E-Learning Website that will show you how you can market these skills, filled with a community of like-minded people, to help and encourage you, in achieving your goals. Check out my custom sign up page. It’s free to try it out, what have you got to lose.
As always, thanks for visiting. Dave