Education Without a Price Tag!

The internet has made it so that plenty of information is accessible to the population. The great thing about this, is that even university and high school courses can be taken online from the comfort of your own home (or anywhere with just about any device that has access to the internet) and they are 100% free.

Websites like Coursera and EdX give people a chance to learn about topics they are interested in, in case they: never had a chance to learn about them, couldn’t afford tuition, or didn’t have the luxury of a proper education. The simplicity of being able to log onto the website of your choice to take a course at your own pace, and take quizzes on the information you just learned, is becoming very real. These methods of education also provide forums, which allow students to communicate with one another from around the globe, often allowing them to learn from each other instead of always having to rely on the ‘teacher’.

This relates to a key aspect of what The Zeitgeist Movement advocates, because information should be available for everyone to access and it especially shouldn’t come attached with a price tag. It’s important to recognize that we live in a society wherein not everyone has the time, energy, or money to attend a learning institution, whether secondary or post-secondary. However, the will to learn still exists within most people, even if they do not have the means to obtain it. Websites like these may just be providing us with a glimpse of what education will look like, in some ways, once we are closer to a Natural Law/Resource Based Economy.

Written by: Ely & Rui, TZM Toronto

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