All About Neo Schooling and Why You Should (or Should Not) Consider This
- 7 February 2022
- Posted by: Shubham Kohli
- Category: Learning
I believe you must be working on these four skills to become in-demand in the next four years. If not, I highly recommend checking out the last article to learn about those four in-demand skills. As I ended last week’s post by leaving a clue about “Neo Schooling”, hence, today’s article is about the new trends in schooling and how one can leverage the best of both worlds i.e Standard Schooling and new trending Neo Schooling.
What’s Neo Schooling?
“Neo” is the new trend word that means, ‘not having a physical branch or campus. Such organizations operate and deliver their operations 100% virtual’.
Hence the term ‘Neo Schooling’ converts to a school or organization delivering their courses virtually and having a 100% online campus.
You might have also heard the term “Neo Banks”. These are 100% virtual banks with no physical setup and use FinTech to deliver better customer service than the regular brick and mortar ones.
Concept of Neo Schooling Vs Regular Schooling
Let’s compare both versions of schooling, and understand their pros and cons.
Remember: I am also considering webinars against in-person workshops or other online/offline courses.
|Neo Schooling||Regular Schooling|
|1. 100% virtual and provide ease of access|
2. A lot cheaper than regular in-person courses or schooling
3. Provide access to the top mentors and educators in the world
4. Students can pick and choose the courses/subjects of their interest from the pool
5. Meet with like-minded people on online community groups and learn together
6. Diversity as students all over the globe can join the courses
|1. Encourages students to build discipline|
2. Allows people to be a part of community clubs or create their own
3. Best in class doubt resolving experience to students due to the “in-person” presence of the mentors
4. Helps build networks and professional relationships
5. Live (in-person) experiments and demos
|1. Doesn’t provide an “in-campus” experience|
2. Doesn’t allow a holistic development of students
3. No proper affiliation or board regulating assessments
|1. High cost involved|
2. Doesn’t provide ease of access
3. Students aren’t allowed to build their portfolio of courses as most institutes have defined curriculum
Examples of Neo Schooling –
- Seekho.ai: They are new in the industry, but they have a bunch of quality courses on Consulting, Finance, Entrepreneurship and much more. I like their community support and groups where like-minded people can interact and help each other on projects and job placements.
- Emeritus: They provide professional and business programs in collaboration with top global universities. They give students access to book summaries, picks from HBR and other top magazines.
That’s all for today! I’ll be writing on ways to restart your career in next Monday’s blog. Stay tuned!
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