Above is my Analyst Report on Filipino Online English Teachers.
I had a little trouble with my microphone, but 98% is pretty easy to understand. I usually use a robotic text to speech mp3 creator, but it just cannot give the feeling needed for this type of video.
Hope you enjoy it!
This was not an easy assignment for me, I am not much of a businessman nor do I really have the salesman skills. I initially was interested in researching more about Filipino online English teachers as they have recently become my “competition” and I wanted to learn more about the intricacies of employing them in a business model sense. I also initially came from a perspective that employing them at such a low wage (from my perspective) was a massive form of exploitation. However, through my research I discovered that there is a huge unemployment problem, especially among university graduates, in the Philippines, and the wages I believed to be so low did not take this into account, nor did it take the very low cost of living in the Philippines. There really seems to be a win-win situation; a whole is filled in the unemployed segment of the Philippines, and English language learners get access to effective learning plans and teachers at a significantly lower cost. The main issue at hand is of course the marketing factor, which is something I would like to explore in the next assignment, finding a way to create useful online lessons with the addition of an actual teacher for an extremely affordable price. I mean, if my job is going to get undercut by the globalized economy, it is important to expand into a way to take advantage of a situation instead of just complaining that someone is stealing my job! I think that online apps with access to a teacher who can provide sometimes instant, at least daily feedback is something that has a huge opportunity for success, which could easily be linked with microlearning lessons I have recently started designing thanks to assignment 2 in this course.