What We Believe
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Learning has no roadblocks, prescribed paths, tests, quizzes, or outdated majors and degrees.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!
Teaching isn't what you think it is
When we think about teaching, we paint a picture of a blackboard classroom – A lone teacher dictating to a projector-gazed student audience.
Teaching is what you make it.
The new era of teachers have the power to transform the traditional classroom – To bring learning into a coffee shop lounge for a study session, a local co-working space for a workshop or online in a global classroom.
The way we learn reflects what we learn, so instead, think about teaching as something that's possible. Be creative, have fun and change the way we think about teaching.
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.
Anyone Can Build a School
Why leave this power to institutions like colleges? Organizations — from large companies to your local bakery — and their employees have tremendous expertise in what they do. They can teach monthly or weekly classes and channel those skills and passions towards customers, fans, and followers, both old and new, all in an affordable and accessible manner.
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.Join Us