Hi all – to hopefully answer Carla and A…

Hi all – to hopefully answer Carla and Aziza’s questions (which were great!) and clarify for everyone, I thought I’d post here. The target market (in my ideal world) would be a complete shakeup of the K-12 and post-secondary education system that we have today. I’d be aiming for a 100% publicly funded, but 100% privately delivered education system. I should have made that more clear in the video, I can see now. MeLearn would basically be the means of HOW people would connect their students to the type of privately offered education they want for their students (or themselves in post-secondary)….and then it would take a cut (%) of the transaction. But the ‘delivery’ of the education would be a total free-market. If teachers/experts wanted to get together and form a traditional “school” setting and offer it at a lower rate to attract more students, then they would advertise that on MeLearn. If a teacher wanted to provide one-on-one mentoring, then they could offer that at a higher rate….whatever the market demands. And all this would be communicated through MeLearn profiles. Parents would do some homework and find what works best for their situations. The idea is that competition would drive the education system to improve and not remain stagnant…in all these areas.
UDemy is getting closer to the idea I’m proposing….but it is also used as a content delivery system so the instructors are generally limited to the online environment. MeLearn would act more as a commission-taking middle man with no content delivery. I realize the $$’s I used represent the entire education spending of the government each year (including on buildings etc), but what I’m saying is that if the whole delivery system (K through post-secondary) becomes privatized then all that infrastructure would also become privatized (eventually) and those costs would be built into what teachers (and potential “schools”) would eventually charge the students….and MeLearn is designed to take a % of all those transactions – hence the huge potential! Sorry to be verbose. Hope that clarifies! 🙂