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Published on April 25th, 2013 | by Pattie Kettle

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Spread Your Knowledge Globally – with Skillshare

 

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Want to learn real-world skills from anyone, anywhere?  Skillshare is the online place to be! 

Skillshare powers thousands of creative, collaborative classes on everything from programming to silkscreen t-shirt printing to graphic design to knitting or other artisan crafts. All taught by individuals worldwide.  Sharing knowledge via the Skillshare platform makes learning fun, modern and easily accessible.

With the click of a button, you can create your very own local, in-person class or apply to teach a global, online class.  From social sharing to custom discount codes, the Skillshare marketing tools and resources make it easy for both students and teachers to find each other and learn new skills. Anyone who has knowledge to share can teach on Skillshare.  People can apply to teach globally or locally – all with the click of a button. The philosophy is that, at Skillshare, a creative collaborative workshop with hands-on projects can build real-world skills.

How SkillShare works

Skillshare charges a 12% fee on all tickets sold.  This only affects teachers; for students the price you see is the price you pay.  To post a class on Skillshare is always free and it’s a great way to earn money and connect to a wider community of people who share your interests.

Skillshare is on a mission to reunite true learning and passion for knowledge with education by making it accessible to every single person on the planet.  The core belief is that anyone can learn anything, at any age, at an affordable cost, anywhere in the world.

Unlike traditional learning where students would memorize facts or equations for a test; Skillshare encourages taking action.  Learning occurs with peers, by getting feedback.  Mistakes are valued and learning requires making things. Instead of a piece of paper or motorboard cap celebrating your accomplishment, you can frame pictures you’ve taken, bake a cake, knit a cap or wireframe your future website. Skillshare encourages learning new skills which are transferable, adaptable and applicable in the world today.

For Skillshare, our cities are the best and biggest campuses with any address becoming a classroom.  Forget about desks, taking notes and projectors.  Skillshare wants you to use your hands, talk over coffee and cake, print out pictures that tell the story you want to share.  It’s all about breaking down barriers to learning and knowledge transfer.  Walls?  Never mind them.  Classes can occur in a park, at the library, on a plane, on a boat – anywhere you’d eat ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ can become a worldwide classroom.

Their legacy of change is spelled out with their core values.  They are:

  • Build for your kids’ kids’ kids.
  • WE is greater than I.
  • Start with why.
  • Focus. Simplify. Execute.
  • Never, ever quit.
  • Always be learning.

Fueled by a number of amazing investors, Skillshare is always on the look out for extremely passionate individuals who are always learning and want to change the world.

Learn more about this global learning community where you can learn real-world skills from real people.

 






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