To Live is to Learn is the opening mantra in a new video titled “Manifesto” by New York City startup Skillshare, a community marketplace that enables users to learn anything from anyone.
In our recent piece titled The Most Exciting Moments of 2011, CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn said that this year saw the rise of collaborative consumption and the move from hyper-consumption to hyper-sharing. Skillshare is one of those collaborative communities that democratizes learning so human beings can share knowledge with each other.
The following video, produced by One Year Study, is a truly inspirational look into the philosophy that courses through the veins of the Skillshare community. Check it out after a quote from the company below.
At Skillshare, we are on a mission to reawaken the slumbering curiosity and that rampant drive in everyone. To act as an enticing reminder that we are all natural-born learners and teachers — from day one to twenty thousand and one. We want to push everyone to discover their passions and be brave enough to chase them. Skillshare exists to make everyone the greatest possible version of themselves.
Our vision is to democratize learning by empowering teaching. To build a world where you can learn anything from anyone. Powered by an endless cycle of learning and sharing passions. We will turn every community into a campus. Every address into a classroom. And every inhabitant into a student and teacher. Skillshare is for the doers, not the academics or the theorists.
We are building the new world of education. From now on, there will be no passion left undiscovered, no personal potential left unfulfilled and no skill left unshared. In short, we’re here to change the world by increasing the global passion index.
The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out.
This past year, Skillshare racked up 15,000 hours of teaching on its platform. Today, the number of students in the Skillshare community equals the size of New York University. In addition to some exciting announcements this year, Karnjanaprakorn will be speaking about Skillshare at TED 2012, something he’s been dreaming about since watching Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk , in which he encouraged everyone to start a learning revolution.
Want to know more about this topic? Read How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education.