There used to be a time when pursuing education beyond schooling was a painfully ambitious objective from all angles; money, medium and minutes in a day. That was before flexible, powerful, personalized options like Degreed came along—a free, lifelong learning platform for literally everyone. Right now is a particularly smart time to take notes on how Degreed could help you and your future, because there’s literally nothing more valuable than knowledge, especially when someone is helping you foot the bill.
While anyone can sign up at any time for a “free-forever” account, from now until October 11th you can enter The Ryan Learns Something Giveaway to win one of three $500 Degreed FlexEd debit cards—it’s like getting a prepaid gift card for learning. With that in your digital wallet, you’ll have a bunch of cash to spend on audio books, online courses, certificates, or whatever learning support you want.
And there’s more. If you win The Ryan Learns Something Giveaway, you’ll also get free copies of six bestsellers, including Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, and Grit by Angela Duckworth.
Who’s Ryan? Well, he’s kinda like you. He secured some scratch to start ($15,000), a Degreed account, and six months to become a marketing expert. Degreed has launched an awesome web series called Ryan Learns Something on which you can follow Ryan’s expedition to expertise. It started in June when he learned how to name products and companies, then quickly progressed to education in voice acting and brand identity; in the latest episode, Ryan acquires an in depth understanding of conducting, analyzing and applying market research.
In a recent interview we aired with Bibop Gresta, COO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, our Editor-in-Chief asked, “What could a human not spend enough money on?” Without hesitating, Bibop took a quick breath, looked up and simply said, “Knowledge.” He wasn’t concerned about the questions of how or where; he was only concerned with the question of when, and the obvious answer was always. When the answer is, “always,” flexibility in execution and breadth in resources are critical; that is what makes a solution like Degreed so effective.
Recognizing that the future doesn’t care how you became an expert, Degreed enables the absorption of an education through any and all channels available to and effective for each individual. The platform guides people through the most relevant TED Talks, books, online courses, YouTube videos, articles, assessment certificates and whatever else is needed to achieve their learning goals. Content feeds are curated to the individual and all results are tracked and summarized for both personal analysis and public broadcast, letting everyone know you’re serious about growth.
The focus is academic, the grade is professional, and the methodology is informal. Learning anytime through any means on all devices is the ideal mix for the modern adult looking to expand their minds and their opportunities. It certainly seems to be working for Ryan. It’s worth the few seconds out of your day to see how well it can work for you.
Click here to enter the giveaway and hopefully you can be $500 closer to that next notch on your knowledge belt, and pretty soon, that next kick-ass career move.
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