Why take this course?
Learn the Right Skills
Figure out how to acquire the skills you need for your dream job — efficiently, without wasting time and money
Invest in Your Future
Making an investment in yourself upfront, to define your learning goals and plan how to reach them, will pay returns for life
Get a Better Sense of Your Options
Taking the long view will help you gain a broader perspective for career and creative possibilities
Active, effective learning
The course is delivered straight to your inbox — a series of 8 lessons, simple and digestible, but powerful. These lessons demand participation and active learning, and if you complete each assignment, you’ll come out of it with a solid plan for how to plan your educational goals, optimize your time and resources, and take charge of your learning journey.
What will you learn?
Lesson 1: Getting Started and Defining Your Learning Goals
Lesson 2: Creating a Timeline and Other Logistics
Lesson 3: Mentors, Guidance, and Teachers in Unexpected Places
Lesson 4: Tools, Structures, and Systems for Learning
Lesson 5: Immersion, Community, and Collaboration
Lesson 6: Making and Measuring Progress
Lesson 7: Showcasing Your Skills
Lesson 8: Retaining and Using What You Learn
How does it work?
Learn at your own pace
Each lesson will take you about a half hour to complete, including a brief assignment. The course will be self-paced; as soon as you finish the first lesson, you’ll be able to access the next one. Go through the whole thing in a week, or spread it out over a few months, whichever works best for you.
Lastly, if you’re among the first group of beta testers to take this course, please note that I’ll be available to respond to any questions throughout the duration of the course, and offer personalized feedback on your assignments!
About the Instructor
Hi, my name is Brendan. I’ll be the one sending you emails, giving you feedback on your assignments, and helping you out along the way with any questions you have. I’m a Yale alum from Seattle, now living in New York, with a background in film, digital media, storytelling, and writing.
Since 2011 I’ve been working at the intersection of education, media, and storytelling, creating a web series to help people learn guitar picking technique. I love writing, technology, design, and innovation. And I’ve spent the past two years researching the future of education and developing this course.