Friday, March 26, 2010

Should we be worried about this?

The founders of this new online company claim their goal is to bring down the traditional education systems with their new product Supercool School (unfortunate name, potentially promising product) that lets anyone start their own online school. I can see this having huge implications for cooperate training and DIY training, it will likely disrupt some community education programming, but will it replace school? Doubtful but then how many products actually find a niche in the populations they envision their product serving?

Allison Leithner has a nice post on today about this company. Go read it.


Mrs. Tenkely said...

I have serious doubts that it would totally replace the traditional school model. But, it does have the potential of changing the current model. I think that it offers the potential for hybrid schooling. Pretty neat!

Wm Chamberlain said...

If students, parents, and yes even teachers had more choices in our public schools we would be much better off. Will we see public schools replaced with private schools that offer these choices when public schools refuse to change?

Nick Provenzano said...

Looks like we have an avenue to create our PLN School. Anything that rocks the education boat can only be a good thing. It might force more traditional schools to look at themselves and try to incorporate some of these ideas into their educational model.