Michael KARNJANAPRAKORN<br />Let's Start a Learning Revolution<br />@mikekarnj<br />
Let’s Start a Learning Revolution<br />Michael Karnjanaprakorn, @mikekarnj<br />Skillshare, Co-Founder<br />http://skillsh...
Today, we’re going to challenge the traditionalnotion of education. <br />Because the pinnacle of education is getting int...
“Just because a boy wants to go to college is no reason we should finance it.”<br />- President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 193...
“We will provide the support necessary for all young Americans to complete college and meet a new goal: By 2020, America w...
We need to debunkthemyth that a college degree leads to success.<br />
1. Myth: college leads to higher lifetime earnings.<br />$1,000,000<br />How much a college graduate can earn in their lif...
2. Myth: college leads to awesome jobs<br />“17M Americans with college degrees are doing jobs that require less than the ...
3. Myth: college leads to higher paying returns<br />Richard Vedder from The Chronicle of Higher Education debunks the myt...
4. Myth: everyone can go to a great school<br />Not everyone can go to Harvard<br />20,000 students per year<br />Here’s t...
500,000 students<br />$3.7B (2009 revenue)<br />
“Americans now owe more on their student loans ($830B) than their credit cards ($827B).”<br />Source: Wall Street Journal,...
Not everyone has to go to college.<br />Having a college degree will notensure that you will be successful.<br />
#1<br />Who made up the rule that we <br />have to attend college for 4 years?<br />Why not 2-year colleges?<br />
#2<br />Why not pay students to quit college?<br />Peter Thiel pays would-be entrepreneurs under-20 $100,000 to drop out o...
#3<br />Why not invest into students like we do with startups?<br />
#4<br />Here’s an even easier solution.<br />Why not go back to the true goal of education: <br />LEARNING<br />
STOP BUILDING APPS,<br />START DISRUPTING INDUSTRIES<br />
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." <br />- Albert Einstein<br />
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The pinnacle of education should be learning, not going to college. I'll debunk the myth that a college degree leads to success and what actions we can take to bring on a learning revolution in our country.
Michael Karnjanaprakorn is an entrepreneur living in NYC working on Skillshare, an education startup. Prior to that he led the product team at Hot Potato, developed products that organized the creative world at Behance, and co-founded All Day Buffet and The Feast Conference.
@mikekarnj
skillshare.com

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MICHAEL KARNJANAPRAKORN – Let's Start a Learning Revolution

  1. 1. Michael KARNJANAPRAKORN<br />Let's Start a Learning Revolution<br />@mikekarnj<br />
  2. 2. Let’s Start a Learning Revolution<br />Michael Karnjanaprakorn, @mikekarnj<br />Skillshare, Co-Founder<br />http://skillshare.com<br />
  3. 3. Today, we’re going to challenge the traditionalnotion of education. <br />Because the pinnacle of education is getting into college, not learning.<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5. “Just because a boy wants to go to college is no reason we should finance it.”<br />- President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1939<br />
  6. 6. “We will provide the support necessary for all young Americans to complete college and meet a new goal: By 2020, America will once again have the highest portion of college graduates in the world.”<br />- President Obama<br />
  7. 7. We need to debunkthemyth that a college degree leads to success.<br />
  8. 8. 1. Myth: college leads to higher lifetime earnings.<br />$1,000,000<br />How much a college graduate can earn in their lifetime according to a US Census Report.<br />Actual amount the average college graduate earns in their lifetime including college fees and variant costs.<br />$279,893<br />
  9. 9. 2. Myth: college leads to awesome jobs<br />“17M Americans with college degrees are doing jobs that require less than the skill levels associated with a bachelor’s degree.”<br />Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education<br />
  10. 10. 3. Myth: college leads to higher paying returns<br />Richard Vedder from The Chronicle of Higher Education debunks the myth that a college education will result in higher paying returns. <br />Focused on a small subgroup of the entire education ecosystem.<br />
  11. 11. 4. Myth: everyone can go to a great school<br />Not everyone can go to Harvard<br />20,000 students per year<br />Here’s the reality...<br />
  12. 12. 500,000 students<br />$3.7B (2009 revenue)<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. “Americans now owe more on their student loans ($830B) than their credit cards ($827B).”<br />Source: Wall Street Journal, August 9, 2010<br />
  15. 15. Not everyone has to go to college.<br />Having a college degree will notensure that you will be successful.<br />
  16. 16. #1<br />Who made up the rule that we <br />have to attend college for 4 years?<br />Why not 2-year colleges?<br />
  17. 17. #2<br />Why not pay students to quit college?<br />Peter Thiel pays would-be entrepreneurs under-20 $100,000 to drop out of school. <br />
  18. 18. #3<br />Why not invest into students like we do with startups?<br />
  19. 19. #4<br />Here’s an even easier solution.<br />Why not go back to the true goal of education: <br />LEARNING<br />
  20. 20. STOP BUILDING APPS,<br />START DISRUPTING INDUSTRIES<br />
  21. 21. "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." <br />- Albert Einstein<br />

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