What The Heck Does An Entrepreneur Know About Education?

Well, I find it amazing that academia denies any attempts of entrepreneurs to help us fix our education system. You see, academies in educational strategy think they know best and entrepreneurs do not get it. Sure we do, we know all about training humans to be efficient workers, we also all walked through the educational…

Well, I find it amazing that academia denies any attempts of entrepreneurs to help us fix our education system. You see, academies in educational strategy think they know best and entrepreneurs do not get it. Sure we do, we know all about training humans to be efficient workers, we also all walked through the educational system and we shall say less than impressed. For instance, I quit college to run my business. Let's talk.

The other day an educational academic expert asked me if I knew about online college lectures, Avatars in classroom, robotics in school, flipped classroom concepts, the Kham Academy videos, and if I've ever watched any TEDex talks. So, yes, I was aware of all that and more. You see, I do subscribe to the TED Talks and watch at least one of their videos every day, and love the Khan Academy and believe Bill Gates was correct to give them funding to take that to the next level, even watched countless videos on the site myself.

And, robots for training make a lot of sense to me, and AI Avatar use in training seems to work in human training in ALL levels of IQ from Autistic Spectrum kids to high-IQ learners looking for an edge in speeding up the learning cycle. Likewise, I am a big fan of Online Learning and have spent countless hours on University level lectures, on Udemy and other sites online. I've also enjoyed watching MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University of California series, all great stuff.

How about VR simulation, I asked my acquaintance – I do believe in VR learning and have been a fan of aircraft, air traffic controller, truck, and NASA simulators further, I believe our military has NO choice but to do this due to austerity measures .

Now then, with regards to Flipped Classroom strategies have merit, and I believe blended-teaching of this type make sense. And too all his considerations, I've say, let's not cut out the Holographic Technologies of the future for teaching.

It seems to me that we are learning more and more about the human brain and how it works, and to the academies points of contention, yes, I totally agree with the importance of brain development in education, but cringe at the dummying down of our schools in the way we teach language, math, English, science, creativity. It's pretty much unacceptable, and since brains form at different rates with different abilities, we bought to be letting the brains fly as they are ready, when it is appropriate for the individual, not retarding them in some sort of a “No Child Allowed to Advance “fashion.

Why slow the kids when they are ready to learn just so we can copy France – where every kid is on the same page, of the same textbook across the country – that's the Borg. So, I'd say we have work to do, and maybe all those educational experts that have brought us here today, need to admit that we can do better and it's time to get this show on the road – as an entrepreneur that's how I see it, so no more excuses – technology can help, let's leverage these tools to the maximum possible. Please consider all this and think on it.