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Are you selling courses online? If so, did you enter into the market with the assumption that you teach your students for a pre-determined amount of time and then they “graduate” and move onto the next stage of their life or career?
We call this the “Educate then Graduate” teaching model.
If you use this educational framework you’re not alone, most course sellers do. It is, after all, the way most of us were taught by our teachers and how traditional education is structured. Given that, it’s not surprising at all that the majority of us approach teaching this way.
It’s time to challenge this approach!
Ask yourself: is this the best approach for your online education company’s needs? Is this the best approach for your students’ needs? Or do you just use this educational framework because it’s what you were exposed to during your own education?
In this podcast, we address this issue with author and eLearning entrepreneur Jeff Cobb who has nearly two decades of experience in learning technology. He challenges the “Educate then Graduate” transactional approach to education and asks online educators to explore new, innovative ways to build stronger and ongoing relationships with their students that meet their needs as lifelong learners.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
- Lifelong Learning and what the “other 50 years” are (beyond K12 and postsecondary education).
- “Education then Graduate.” Why thinking about online education as a one-time educational transaction may be hurting your online education company.
- Why schools are slow to adopt lifelong learning initiatives.
- New content creation challenges for lifelong educators.
- The link between freelancing, lifelong learning, and online education.
- Why lifelong learning makes educational institutions more accountable for student outcomes.
SHOW NOTES: THINGS WE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Jeff Cobb’s “Leading The Learning Revolution” Website
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