Manifesto

Education is what someone tells you to do. Learning is what you do for yourself.

The traditional way of education forces square pegs into round holes. It's a one-size-fits-all solution that forces people down a predetermined path.

Our mission is simple. Reunite learning with education and make it accessible to every single person on this planet. Anyone can learn anything, at any age, at an affordable cost, anywhere in the world.

Learning has no roadblocks, prescribed paths, tests, quizzes, or outdated majors and degrees. It’s driven and powered by students. Here, students never ‘graduate’ because they are lifelong learners. Caps and gowns don’t see the light of day.

Teachers are passionate. Students stay curious. Because curiosity is the compass that leads us to our individual passions.

Learn by Doing

Rather than memorize equations for a test, learn by taking action. Learn from your peers. Learn by getting feedback. Learn by making mistakes. Learn by making things.

Your statement of accomplishment no longer needs to be a degree, certificate, or stamp of approval. Instead, frame the pictures you've taken, bake a cake, and wireframe your future website.

Proof of learning is in progress and action. Now, a piece of paper is just that, and your creations are your accomplishments. Learn new skills that are transferable, adaptable, and applicable in the world today.

Everyone is a Teacher

You can learn from anyone – which means we’re all teachers. The best way to confirm your understanding of something is to share it with someone else. We all have things we’re passionate about sharing with the world. If you’ve done something for even a few days more than someone else, you have valuable knowledge to share.

Why teach? Because teaching is inspiring, motivating, life-changing, challenging, and all of the above. The best teachers simply ask the right questions, facilitate students to discover, and find their individual passion. Amen!

Learning Can Happen Anywhere

Our cities are our best and biggest campuses, and any address can be a classroom. Forget desks and projectors. Use your hands, talk over coffee and cake, print out pictures that tell the story you want to share. Walls? Never mind them. Teach in a park, at the library, on a boat...and, ok, even in your kitchen. Share your skills online to thousands of students across the globe. Learning can happen online, offline, and everywhere in between.

We Can Change Education

The world’s most abundant resources are excess knowledge and skills. They just need to be shared and made accessible to everyone.

Learning and teaching are essential to keep the world spinning. All of our progress is dependent on it. This cycle turns magical when a student becomes a teacher. If we all share our knowledge and skills with each other, it becomes an endless cycle of awesomeness, and the world becomes a much better place.