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Why we threw out our roadmap and started a Lab
In a culture that only sees one kind of time, it feels like swimming upstream to carve out space outside the bounds of our calendar or to-do list. But making space for creative, opportunistic shifts yields better results and helps us feel more creatively inspired in our work.
Why We Rebranded After 10 Years
Why rebrand after a decade? I'll answer that in a moment. But first, let me rewind.
We're Not Here to Change the World
The first person to ever complete a Pathwright course was a retired gentleman in his 70s. He’d never even used a computer before. His granddaughter set him up with a laptop, internet connection, and a barely-working Pathwright account.
Why Would a Software Company Design Courses?
Learning has always had the same enemy: distraction. And teachers have always had the same task: to fight distraction with good design. That's more true in the brave new world of the internet...
LMS Forums Are Broken
The moment a lecture turns to asking questions, exploring answers, critiquing, expanding, etc. is usually when the most engaged learning happens.
Teach Through Connections and Communities, Not Content
To do a little myth-busting, a course isn’t simply collected information. Teaching is the shape that information takes and the relationship that’s built around it.
Why Teachers Should Give Questions, Not Answers
On a given Saturday, with time on my side and a bit of boldness, YouTube will teach me almost any skill. I need to change the oil in my car? 3,660,000 videos are ready at hand to show me how.
Why We Design for the Learner First
The primary users of Pathwright are the hundreds of thousands of students completing learning steps every day. None of these users pay us.
The Shape of Learning
Before you read this, pause and take a look at everything you’ve learned in the past month. …and done? Of course not.
Content Marketing Is Not Teaching
The idea of “teaching” an online course has been largely distorted to mean packaging up a bunch of videos and documents and then focusing all energy towards selling it