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Goodbye traditional education system... hello accessible cohort-based courses. With Wes Kao

September 13, 2021 TOA is a community for tech professionals looking for knowledge exchange and collaboration.
TOA ON AIR
Goodbye traditional education system... hello accessible cohort-based courses. With Wes Kao
Show Notes

The rise of cohort-based learning, and why traditional education systems can’t weather the tech evolution storm forever.
Education has always been cohort-based, however, when the internet arrived this disrupted community-driven learning into an asynchronous field.

Digital cohort-based courses are redirecting education back around to the start in order to better develop, challenge, and build on ideas together. 
How is it different from MOOCs? They’re miles apart. Zoom lectures and monologues aren’t allowed, it needs to be engaging and invite active participation and learning to the forefront.

Wes Kao, co-founder of Maven, joins Niko on the podcast to talk about the future of learning, cohort-learning (our favourite topic) and key variables to scrutinise when starting any business (not just a cohort). 
Maven is THE successful online platform that ​​empowers creators to build live courses and deliver an engaging student experience at scale. Wes is an incredibly impressive entrepreneur,  engaging speaker, and pure inspiration for education. 

Listen to the full episode to find out how Wes found her way into education through tech startups and Udemy, why credentials are not so important anymore and proof of building things is, and genuine takeaways to take forward in both work and life.
 

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