We often allow our K—12 children to download or play an online game on their own, but we don’t let them purchase educational content, tools, programs, courses, etc., on their own! Often a credit card purchase or a guardian approval gets in the way of such self-exploration of education. Why? We are afraid that our children may spend the money buying something inappropriate, or someone may trick them and steal from them. But, we want our children to learn to think independently as early as possible, yet we do not empower them with the most important mechanism that leads to independence — the ability to decide what to learn or explore on their own.
What if there was a way for our children to be able to purchase educational contents on their own while we were 100% assured that what they are buying is age-appropriate and rated by teachers in our geographic region? And what if we had a 100% transparent access to every transaction as well? Also, what if they could explore educational opportunities across the globe and not need to deal any international currency conversions or delays created by the middlemen?
What if this very system was available to adults too? According to Harvard and the Asian Development Bank, only 6.7% of the world is college educated. For everyone else, including 70% Americans, need an affordable way to continue their education through online and offline courses, programs and training.