The Modular Degree Framework

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Design Your educaiton

[Online Self-Education]

The Modular Degree with Dustin Miller
Traditionally one would attend some sort of school to master their education. However I believe with the rise of technology we can create our own EDU, & cater it to our own specific needs. The Mod Degree is the tool to do just that, and get complete control over the design of your future, and create your own educational pathway today.

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"What frustrated me was that I couldn't find a traditional pathway to the career I wanted. There was no precedent for my Ideal Career, and so I went and created my own."

Do it yourself - d.i.y.

The challenge of most studies is that you can’t control what your degree will entail. You have to take the general education, you have to follow a strict pathway, you have to pass certain classes. The Mod Degree allows you to create your own semesters, with your own choices of courses.

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I created this site as a means to explain my own education, as the Mod Degree is still being born. There is a lack of professional respect for Self-Education as a whole. This is not the case here, your endeavor is just as important as mine. I will help you along the way to your growth!

Modular & Changeable​

You never know what life will bring to you next, and you go to college/school in order to “prepare” for the challenges of life. However things change, and why shouldn’t your education?

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Gives you a Plan for Growth

The tools provided on this website give you a set of actionable steps to arrive at the destination you have in mind. The framework of the Modular Degree, is that of being malleable to your own changes.

Community Building

I've always wanted to create a network of like-minded individuals for innovation. What better way to network, than with our own educational pursuits overlapping? Think like an online campus!

Merchandise Store

You are helping the website stay alive with every product you purchase. Plus all the goodies that you get once you do! One thing I told one of my old bosses was that I would have never sold the branded t-shirts had they not been super soft!

Amazingly Responsive

You never know when you may need something, and this site is equipped with modern tech to make it easier for you. From the blog backups on the blockchain (Steemit), to the FB Messenger.

Email Courses and Updates

The Welcome Sequence emails for the PolyEmail digest is designed to be the Free Mini Course, so that once you sign up you get it automatically. However I do not see it stopping there!

Easy to use Interface

This website has literally gone through half a dozen redesigns in a short time span. I went through every WordPress page builder, and through other platforms. All in the effort of making the best user interface and user experience I could possibly make.

how to Get started on learning

Before you can understand how to build your degree you must first understand how to teach yourself! Get started with a free Mini Course about Self-EduDevMent. (It is a precursor to the Mod Degree course!)

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

A Mod Degree is a self-curated list of courses, microcredentials, and other learning materials. When put together they can create your own semesters, and faciliate your growth.

The concept itself sure, but I’ve created a specific framework to maximize your success. By taking the courses provided on this website you will be much more capable at doing it successfully.

Considering we are pioneering into a realm of autodidactism that history hasn’t really seen I would say yes it is hard. However when you look at it from the point that you are simply organizing your own self-learning then no it is not.

If you check out the courses in the PolyInnovator Academy, then that will help you get started. As for actually doing it, then you would need some sort of sheets program like Google sheets or Microsoft Excel, or Airtable. Regardless just some way to organize all the data!

To act as proof of your learning, and as a means to organize your learning endeavors. Especially if you plan on not attending university, this gives a viable alternative, and a means to choose what you learn.

Of course, I will be here during your journey to help you along. Just reach out to me and/or take the courses, or read the free content on the blog!

About the Project

What does this Self-Education endeavor mean to me? Well it started out of a desire to learn about Smart City development, as well as cultivating a Polymath Degree. Something that of an interdisciplinary studies you would find in a traditional education. However I soon found that what I was looking for was not readily available, as well as there was more and more online courses I was finding that I wished to pursue.

Combining these two problems into an actionable plan was my next step, and I started creating a large list. Eventually it culminated into a Google Sheet worth of over 400 courses, also including Micro-Credentials of various kinds.

As you may be able to guess this was daunting, and probably unrealistic to pursue, even for a speed learner like myself. I decided to cut it down (I would continue to do this again and again), as well as divide them up into 9 smaller semester chunks. Towards the end of 2019 I was able to define the courses into 5 manageable semesters. These were more applicable to the career I wanted, Global Innovation Polymath, and I could more easily document my journey on this site.

 

Cheers to Self-Education!