I was thinking about how education will change in the future, but given that it’s a much larger concept to write about, I want to break down & discuss two parts of the learning process that some education startups are already replicating.
People can learn efficiently in five ways: projects, community, apprenticeships, traveling, & teaching. I’ll discuss the first two today as I view these as easily accessible.
The second most important feature of learning quickly is joining (or starting) a community related to the skill you want to improve. These communities provide support, knowledge, and accountability for when you need it most. For example, the writing challenge I joined forced me to stay accountable & helped solidify my writing habit. Plus, the feedback you receive is invaluable.
Projects alone are powerful, but you can sometimes feel isolated. Peer feedback & communities will steepen your learning curve so that you learn at a much faster rate.