Education as a whole is on the verge of something new, a monumental change that will ripple for centuries.

That change is due to the rise of the internet, and the glorious distribution of knowledge unlike any other endeavor in history. With decentralization taking hold just around the corner, it will be even easier to access.

This opportunity needs to be taken hold with as much effort from us as learners as possible. I believe that the best way is through Self-Education. The act of becoming an Autodidact, is purely the choice of pursuing your own self-learning.

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Why should we change education?

Education is the key to success in life, no one can really argue against that. What people don’t realize about how that happens, is that it is up to the person being educated to absorb that knowledge. There is an inherent misrepresentation about colleges/universities being the end all/be all.

The problem with this view is that it is dangerously isolated to a small window of learning. If you enclose all of your learning to just being in school, then you allow your brain to succumb to shriveling up from a lack of use. This is often what most doctors attribute to the cause of Alzheimer’s and dementia, the lack of stimuli to create new neurological connections.

If we take a lifelong learning approach, AND incorporate that into our schooling as well. There will be a massive shift, in not only knowledge for the species as a whole, but in the consistency of retaining such knowledge. The ability to keep information derives from the constant usage (and repetition of it).

Understanding how the brain works, and then incorporating your learning is how to truly approach it. Foundry College is a good example, as they break down their course concepts in to macro/mini/nano competencies. Allowing for the Richard Feynman technique to be utilized heavily. This is also something you can do when learning, and something I hope to incorporate into my courses in the PolyInnovator Academy.

The Modular Degree is the culmination of all of this for your Self-Education Journey. ย For your journey to begin it must start with your decision to improve your life.

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The Modular Degree is meant to be the framework encompassing all the areas of learning and knowledge retention into one plan. Something I talk about a lot on here is “Self-EduDevMent”, a concept that brings together Self-Development, Self-Improvement, and Self-Education combined. Many people would think that they are the same thing, however they are not, and the balance between them is what will change your progress exponentially.

The concepts of interleaving and repetition are key to retaining the information you’ve learned. Finally we have the balance of the skills of WHAT you are learning. You are the one who should decide what you are learning, not the school or university you are attending. This is why in recent years more students are going for arts degrees of interdisciplinary learning have increased in larger rates. People want to have the choice of what they learn, and more important how they learn.

PolyInnovator Academy is geared towards making that a reality. Yes the courses I make are “confined” to that singular topic, but you are fully capable of choosing if you want to pursue it. The only thing that I believe should be a restriction is the fact that some courses are prerequisites for others. Allowing for continuous growth in that topic. I.e. the Self-Education Mini Course is the prerequisite for the Modular Degree course because you need to understand Autodidactism and Self-EduDevMent before really pursuing your own Mod Degree.

Skill Tree Based Learning

One particular part of Modular Education that is gaining prominence due to Artificial Intelligence, is the idea of curated learning. The AI will track how you are doing in one particular area, then adjust your learning material accordingly. Now I personally don’t have the skills to create a course with that capability, or have someone to help with that…yet. Although there is another option when it comes to Modular Education that you can take advantage of soon.

That is the idea of Skill Tree based Courses.

Instead of an AI choosing your next path, there is optional pathways for YOU to choose. I have an idea for a Self-EduDevMent course, where you can choose which aspect of Autodidactism you want to pursue next.

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This course is fundamentally a choose your own adventure learning experience. It also acts like an experiment for accomplishing this sort format in learning. I believe it will revolutionize how we approach making online courses, and you won’t be stuck in just one tier, you can approach each one as you go. There will be branches between them, and it is sort of like having three courses in one.

As I said before it acts like an experiment for Skill Tree based learning, not only for the prospect the learning style, but also for the Skill Tree Based Learning Certification as well.


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The Modular Degree encompasses all of that into one system, and if that seems overly complicated don’t worry things are broken down into their own Nano lessons!

Taking this dynamic approach allows for you to learn on your own pace, your own way, and for your own goals. That in is in essence the Modular Education endeavor by PolyInnovator. It is my hope as the spearhead of this to be able to provide the greatest learning experience possible.

If you are interested in learning more click the image below for the page on the Modular Degree that I am personally working on. It will help you get an idea for your own!

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A skill pathway woven together like a tree, and branching out into nuanced niches that give new depth. Understand how that gamification applies to your education!

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It is the process of learning by teaching yourself. Often called Autodidactism, and it is great. I absolutely love calling myself a self-teacher, for I am captivated by the thought that I could become something greater.

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What is modular Education?

Modular Education is the approach that if you want to change what or how you are learning something, then you have the ability to do so. You don’t think this course is working for you? Change it. You don’t think you mesh well with this instructor? Change it.

You want to build your own educational pathway, for a career that isn’t real yet? BUILD IT.

I started out because I wanted an education on Smart City Development, but it wasn’t a real degree yet. Taking that challenge I cultivated my own learning pathway, that for me is going to take a while. For you it may only take a year!

“People often over estimate what they can do in one year, but greatly underestimate what they can do in 10.” Considering the lifelong approach to learning, with the Modular Degree, there is this misconception: Yes it can help you in the short term, but it is also meant to to help you in the long term.

Never forget that learning is for a life-long experience in growth.

What Impacts YOUR Education

Modular Education is the approach that if you want to change what or how you are learning something, then you have the ability to do so. You don’t think this course is working for you? Change it. You don’t think you mesh well with this instructor? Change it.

You want to build your own educational pathway, for a career that isn’t real yet? BUILD IT.

I started out because I wanted an education on Smart City Development, but it wasn’t a real degree yet. Taking that challenge I cultivated my own learning pathway, that for me is going to take a while. For you it may only take a year!

“People often over estimate what they can do in one year, but greatly underestimate what they can do in 10.” Considering the lifelong approach to learning, with the Modular Degree, there is this misconception: Yes it can help you in the short term, but it is also meant to to help you in the long term.

Never forget that learning is for a life-long experience in growth.

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