Self-Directed Learning: The New Master’s Degree [Infographic]

More and more people are starting to get tired of paying up to 50,000 dollars a year for a quality education. Employers are starting to stop caring about degrees. All they care about now is skills, skills, skills! After all, what’s the use of learning (and paying for) philosophy in college if all you want is to be a programmer?

Fortunately for you, there are many ways available online or offline where you skip paying high fees for a teacher, and you just teach yourself everything you need to know to get a job. Or, if you already have one, maybe you could use a new skill or two without classes 5 days a week. More and more people are doing the same!

Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Comments

  1. Bullshit. You can’t get a job amywhere without a degree ,which is still legal proof of minimum of education. There is no accountability with this e-learning nonsense. Even having decades of experience don’t mean a damn if some young pipsqueek has a Masters’.

    And I laugh my ass off at the thought of starting my own business. A college grad saddled with debt has a snowball’s chance of getting a business loan. With wages the way they are and the job market still in the toilet, it’s a wonder prostitution is still illegal.

  2. Bullshit. You can’t get a job amywhere without a degree ,which is still legal proof of minimum of education. There is no accountability with this e-learning nonsense. Even having decades of experience don’t mean a damn if some young pipsqueek has a Masters’.
    And I laugh my ass off at the thought of starting my own business. A college grad saddled with debt has a snowball’s chance of getting a business loan. With wages the way they are and the job market still in the toilet, it’s a wonder prostitution is still illegal.

  3. Yes this clearly seems right. Do you think there will be any role for an auditor / accumulator system? Given that our advanced learning can be remote, virtual, etc…it can also be dis-aggregated (taken via many channels and organizations). A large part of what employers look for is social proof, or a stamp of approval. Without a well-known institution (e.g. UC Santa Cruz or UPenn) "backing" the education that people may receive from multiple entities, it seems there will be some value in a system that can provide some analytics behind the value (perceived value?) of the training.

  4. Interesting that there are no women depicted here (yet)

  5. I really like Self-Direct Learning. One reason is I can't afford college. So now I get to teach my self through Self-Directed Learning.
    Awesome!!!

  6. Yes this clearly seems right. Do you think there will be any role for an auditor/accumulator system? Given that our advanced learning can be remote, virtual, etc. I myself been an online student and now working as a research analyst at http://www.papersville.co.uk/custom-coursework-writing/ and I get to see students preferring this mode over the traditional one.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Alecia, can you describe more about the auditor/accumulator system you think is needed?

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