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cENter.me

  1. 1. CENTER.MEPersonalized Online Education begins with a Self -Starting Lesson Plan
  2. 2. MOST people INTEND to learn a new skilleffectively through online education but MOST FAIL
  3. 3. Retention Rates First Year Full Time Part Time Online Education 55% 39%Private Universities 80.4% n/a Credit: US NEWS and Report Unigo.com
  4. 4. STEP 1: DEFINE CENTER.ME
  5. 5. MVPcENter.me is your personalized “school counselor” in the worldof online education.It utilizes current online education platforms to curate apersonalized and learnable entrepreneurship action plan thatdetermines what steps are needed for the student tocomplete current educational goals (i.e Teach me FinancialModeling, How do I learn code in JavaScript/Ruby/PHP). Makingthe student the center of their online education environment.
  6. 6. STEP 2: CAN/ CAN’TCENTER.ME WORK?
  7. 7. So, whats great about Online Education?Accessibility - you can set your set your pace and locationResources - so many online education platforms to choosefromMoney - most online education courses are FREE
  8. 8. What sucks about online education?Time/Energy - Even though online education makes it easy for people to work at theirown pace, the time that it takes to find the right material turns those SELF STARTERSinto DISTRAUGHT SPECTATORS.Intimacy - For the most part, you’re learning on your own without any guidance, peermotivation, or accountabilityResources - Yes, there are plenty of online education platforms. But with more CHOICEit makes it HARDER to sift through and find the right classes/information for YOU.Effort - There’s more effort in Online Education than tradition education since most ofthe students have a job and other obligations.
  9. 9. STEP 3: CUSTOMER INTERVIEWS
  10. 10. 5 Different Interviewees1. Master Teacher2. Student3. A Twenty-something whoTaught English in Vietnam forTwo Summers4.UX Designer at Media Agency5. Project Manager at a Entrepreneurial Education Startup
  11. 11. HERE’S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY...
  12. 12. Why, why, why, why, why won’t cENter.me work?“This takes the most effort out for the student - for some self starters, more effort =more value in the education”“How much time do people have in using a lesson plan to learn a specific skill as opposedto taking ONE course?”“Is there enough people who care about having a their own cENter.me?”“How can I trust that cENter.me will give me the personalized material I need to achievemy learning goals? “ - Only Experts can give the right resources“Accountability is an offline endeavor. It’ll never work online - no one stays motivated bythemselves unless its intrinsically motivated with a time crunch/date, for employment”“Are people overwhelmed with the over-saturation of online education tools? Is it hardto keep up and organize your current class schedule and effective reading material? “
  13. 13. Why, why, why, why, why can cENter.me work?“Provides students with greater access to current educational platforms in a visuallyorganized and personalized way in one single repository”“What is your course path? what do you want to learn? cENter.me figures that out anddelivers the right course plan for ‘You’ - Hmm...I’m intrigued”“People want to get things done they just don’t know where to start” “Sifting NOT Required - Curated resources, deletes all the “shitty” articles, only havingthe cream of the crop resources for learning - well, thats great - it look me along timeto learn Excel, and thats because there were so much crappy material”
  14. 14. STEP 4: ACTION PLAN
  15. 15. Further Research: Is this a viable product?Create a Landing Page - Find the most passionate users√ Be the cENter.me counselor (In Progress!) Find my First Customer and create a questionnaire, and test cENter.meAttend EdTech and Education Events - get more Customer InterviewsPass out flyers about cENter.me to schools (NYU, Columbia), incubators, job trainingsites and see if anyone would want an online education school counselorCreate an Eventbrite event: Coders (Self-Learners) and Non - Coders, where the Coderscan help Non - Coders create a lesson plan. If successful, scale
  16. 16. FIRST CUSTOMER: YANN I. Sales/ Bioengineering wants to learn Programming Fundamentals
  17. 17. Customer Questionnaire1. What’s your name? Yann Ilboudo2. Where do you live? Queens, NY3. What skill set do you want to learn? Programming4. What programming language? Python, HTML, CSS5. What is your current level in this skill set? (i.e. novice, beginner, intermediate, advance) Beginner6. What is the highest degree that you graduated with (Major,year)? Bioengineering, 20117. Are there any classes that you have taken that pertain to the skill set that youre trying to learn? Machine learning8. How much time can you devote to learn a week? 5 -10 Hours9. How many classes do you want to take a week? 1-310.When do you expect to learn this skill (Month,Year)? Ten Weeks11. Are you taking any online classes right now? From where? Yes, Coursera12. Why do you want to learn this skillset? Expand & Reinforce my skillset13. What is your learning style? Learn by Doing, Independent, Interactive
  18. 18. cENter.meStudent: Yann I. Goal: Python, HTML, CSSExpected Completion Date : December 1, 2012Experience: Little to NO programmingLearning Vibe: Independent, Reader, More Interactive Education Week Final Class Course Title Platform Breakdown Project Introduction to 1 MIT Computer Science 1- 10 ---- & Programming 2 Google Python 1-4 Infinity Monkey Code HTML & CSS Build your own 3 Dev -hq.net 5 - 10 Basics site
  19. 19. Week 1: Courses, Resources, Motivational Tips, Offline EventsSun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Resources and Tips IN PROGRESSOffline Events
  20. 20. Feedback is Appreciated! Questions?Email: center.me.me@gmail.com

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