musings about entrepreneurship & life…
I am really excited about the unlimited number of opportunities that technology is catalyzing.
Ten years ago, one could only dream of free opportunities to enhance one’s knowledge. Today, ignorance is a choice. Free courses at MIT, Standford, Columbia, Princeton and companies like Udemy, Lynda & Codeacademy allow anyone to improve their skill set.
A college of mine, Mark Shalinsky, introduced me to the power of video in experimental design. I can only remember the multiple 3:00 am nights in my neurophysiology days when I could only wish of a subscription to the Journal of Visualized Experiments. What an impressive collection of visual experimental data!
I am starting to wonder if getting a diploma is worth the debt that current US students undertake. I believe we are beginning to experience a new way of looking at education worldwide.
An interesting statistical view of education in 2013 follows. This infographic was taken with permission from EducationNews.org