Did you know that every 48 hours we produce as much content as the entire human race did from the birth of history to 2003?
Yep. 5 extabytes to be precise. Last year, Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google blew us all away with this fact, saying that people weren’t “ready” for the technological revolution ahead, and that the pace was only going to increase. Scare tactics?
Things are moving fast these days, and there’s just SO MUCH out there! So, the big question is “how do we find quality“?
With that I mind I’ve been wondering how ESL online students are facing the similar challenge of an overload of options to learn English (some great, some mediocre, and some a huge waste of time)?
I would guess that learners are facing the challenge the same way as teachers, and the big buzz word that points towards the answer is CURATION (and these days that often means social sharing/word-of-mouth too). Likewise, that’s Edulang’s answer to helping students learn more effectively— beyond developing our own materials— as we are now helping students using our applications find teachers or language trainers that we know and approve of.
Here are our first 5 VIP teachers on the list, and if you’d like to join them, please send me an email (brad at edulang.com) telling me a bit more about how/what you’re teaching and I’ll let you know what we need to bring you on board.
EXCITING times!!!! and thanks Shaune, Anna, Phil, Anne and Eric!