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WHAT IS SAPERE AUDE?

UNIFYING LEARNING AND MARKETS

Sapere Aude is a web application that allows users to access information on careers, industry evolution and massive online courses.

The idea is to unify information on education and labor markets, organizing it in such a way that users can learn not only content but the evolution of different disciplines.

ON THE PROJECT

MOOCS HAVE CHANGED THE RULES OF THE EDUCATIONAL GAME

Education can be thought of the source of two types of benefits. On the one hand, education as self-realization, where the student pursues knowledge as a transcendental and subjective quest, in other words, as an end in itself. On the other, education as practice, where its functions allows the pursue of an objective, either a salary, the production of object, as a means to another end. Education can be thought of as both, a means and an end. The information and communication technologies have enabled the emergence of initiatives that meet both approaches to education.

The MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) have changed the rules of the game. The free online academic courses makes us rethink the educational system. Traditional education was reserved only for those who could afford it. Now education is accessible to every willing heart. The barriers and restrictions to education are lower than ever before, as people of any socio-economic group only require a computer and internet connection to learn the same content they teach in the most prestigious universities in the world. Such technology has the potential to greatly increase the number of people with advanced knowledge in different areas, thus changing the logic of education worldwide.

While there are many criticisms of MOOC, there are very good reasons to think about their convenience. For example, Internet connections will gradually increasing around the world, and with this, ensuring access to MOOC to anyone who has a computer connected to the network. Such an idea is more firmly supported by the projects made by Google with Project Loon and Facebook’s Internet.org initiative. Moreover, the evaluation mechanisms that incorporate online courses can only evolve to ensure that the content they provide has been truly learned. Finally, although the physical social connection is literally impossible in MOOCs, this does not prevent the courses to be positioned as the most efficient in the delivery of academic content. All these reasons are considerations that proves the usefulness and contribution that the MOOC mean for the future of education.

In addition, its recent appearance presents great opportunities to optimize its performance. The way we see it, everything about education in combination with MOOC should be thought of as a comprehensive training process, this being understood as the union of three stages: 1) informed career choice, 2) learning and 3) labor market inclusion. Lets see what we mean by this process.

THE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING PROCESS

COMMON GROUNDS IN EDUCATION
Informed Career Choice
LEARNING
LABOR MARKET INCLUSION
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Informed Career Choice
students selecting options

This involves knowledge of all relevant information to make an appropriate decision on the profession to be acquired, including for example, the professional profile, the skills it requires, courses that must be approved and popular individuals who have learned such subjects.

Learning
THE FUN PART

The learning stage includes everything necessary to obtain knowledge, courses and materials from the MOOC, in order to become a certain professional.

Organized information is crucial to get people interested and willing to obtained degrees. Software technology helps us achieve that.

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Informed Career Choice
students selecting options

This involves knowledge of all relevant information to make an appropriate decision on the profession to be acquired, including for example, the professional profile, the skills it requires, courses that must be approved and popular individuals who have learned such subjects.

HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE MOOC REVOLUTION

We gather moocs from several sources
Before a child even starts primary school, she will be able to use her mom’s smartphone to learn her numbers and letters, giving her a big head start
Bill Gates
Co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation