Teaching, Learning and the Internet

I’ve had this post in my drafts for quite sometime. I’ve been wanting to finish it, but I’ve never gotten around to it. Today Fred Wilson wrote about Skillshare and his commitment to teach his Monday MBA’s using Skillshare. That motivated me to finish it.

The power of the Internet is its ability to share information and knowledge rapidly and effortlessly. It’s also its ability to connect people. Distance doesn’t exist on the Internet. Sharing and connecting are the core of teaching and learning and why I think we’ve only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to using the Internet for teaching and learning.

I really like what Skillshare is doing. They are creating a marketplace for offline learning. They are bringing those with skills together with those who want to learn the skills. It’s a great idea.

I’m a sales consultant. I like to think that is a form of teaching. I like to think this blog is a form of teaching. I like to teach and I like to learn. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy the Internet so much.

I can’t even begin to imagine how much more the web is going to influence how we learn and how we teach. I literally mean how. Traditional thoughts and ideas on teaching and learning are going to be redefined. Learning and teaching are going to look very different to my kids than they do to us today and the web is going to be smack dab in the middle of it all. I like what Skillshare is doing. It’s a play on the traditional, but it’s still a move in a different direction and I think that is cool.

How do you learn from the web? Are there any cool teaching or learning sites you like? How do you think the web is going to change learning and teaching?

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