This is my working document on the idea of degreeless.
What is a degree? A degree is a grade or rank to which scholars are admitted by a college or university, in recognition of their attainments.
Schools fail because they fail to meaningfully engage students. — Note from April 14, 2019 at 2:30 AM
What do I want degreeless to be?
- A community of students, learners, and doers.
- An online learning resource.
To help students explore future paths.
To help businesses hire.
To provide the opportunity to learn alongside doing.
Growing up, I longed to explore future paths. Introverted and shy, exploration needed to be in a low-barrier way. Asking people in-person or online never felt “safe” to me.
Inspired by Marketing Tools by Saijo George, I’ve been curating resources to explore design, development, and marketing.
There are even resources I came across years ago from exploring online.
Degreeless.design by Tregg Frank inspired the idea of degreeless.
I believe in a future where the intersection between businesses and students is a place that provides both direction and connection to learn and get hired.
The current way things are isn’t perfect, and neither is how I believe they should be. I don’t assume to have all of the answers. I’m just trying to build my own things that other people can use.
Community first. Creating a tribe.
- Khan Academy: For every student, every classroom. Real results.
- Traffic Think Tank: Learn, connect, and level up with the best.
- Akimbo Workshops: Online communities that help you learn to see.
A way to connect people who want to learn to people who want to teach.
A way to connect people who want to make assertions to people who want a way forward.
- Academy (Self-guided learning)
- Mastermind (Scenius/communal genius)
- Workshops (Do better work)
The Academy provides internal and external resources to learn at your own pace. See Khan Academy.
The Mastermind provides a space to make smart connections. See Traffic Think Tank.
The Workshop provides a hyper-focused space to guide you through projects. See Akimbo Workshops.
Ideally a blend of these three can provide space for proper levels of engagement, pricing for longevity, and enough to become the third-place.