In today's world of apps and mobile devices, teaching others has become a very easy and very lucrative business.
Gone are the days of physical schools and in-person professors. Sure they still exist most places, but the education landscape is quickly changing and I believe for the better.
A whole new world of digital options
Today there are endless apps that teach specific skills like computer programming, languages, math, and cooking to name just a few. YouTube is another source of education. You can find instructional videos on any topic as well as discussions on numerous subjects.
With technology the teacher no longer has to be in the same room (or even the same country) as the student. Plus the educational reach is expanded since thousands of people can watch the same video.
Increased availability and reduced cost
The greatest benefit of this new age is the widespread availability and reduced cost of instruction.
Basically anyone with a reliable internet connection on their computer, tablet, or smartphone turns their device into an instruction manual. They can learn at their convenience anywhere they want.
Plus all of this educational content is available at a highly reduced cost or in many cases absolutely free.
Not everything is purely digital
In person instruction has also benefited from new technology.
Wonderschool is only one example of many new education options. It helps educators set up for-profit preschools in their homes and takes a cut of the tuition money. It empowers people through licensing, curricular development, marketing, and payment processing to be their own boss. Instead of working in large institutional settings, teachers can educate students in the comfort of their own home while making more money.
As you can see, education is changing and adapting with new technology. Do you think this is a positive or negative thing? Let me know in the comments.
Ethan Hausmann is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Community Outreach for Successtar Enterprises LLC. He is an author, professional speaker, and seminar/workshop instructor. Ethan has extensive knowledge and experience in marketing, customer service, leadership, and other small business related concerns.