College Profile: Trump University - Online School

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At Trump University you will learn by doing. Each online course includes assignments that consist of work that a real professional would do. Why did we design the courses this way instead of simply telling you about the subject? People learn by doing. Lectures are convenient for professors and universities but they are not really an easy way to learn. There are years of research that back this up, but most of us know this intuitively.

* How do you learn to ride a bike?

* Do you want to get on a plane in which the pilot has learned his job through lectures, as opposed to actually practicing flying planes?

* How do you learn to speak, to read, to write?

Learning-by-doing is not a new idea. For thousands of years people who have thought about education have noted that we learn by doing, not by being told. Why? Because we remember our own experiences much better than we remember things that were told to us. However, it has been quite difficult to implement learning by doing in a classroom. Computers are a different medium, more suited to doing. However, many e-learning courses haven't really understood how to use this medium well. They are trying to copy school. We don't think that methods employed in a classroom translate that well onto a computer. Classrooms weren't so wonderful anyhow. Look at movies in the first decade of the 1900's; they were pretty bad. Why? Because filmmakers were simply filming plays. Over the years, movies began to evolve. This is very similar to what is happening in e-learning. Many educators are still trying to paste lecture courses into an e-learning course, and, like the early movies, the results have not been good. We are offering a different experience, one more suited to this new medium.

Roger Schank and his team of designers and course developers have been perfecting the learning-by-doing experience on computers for many years. Simply put, Roger and his team are in a different league than other e-learning companies. We...

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