This is the first, in what may become, a lot of video articles. In some ways writing is the best medium for clear and concise communication (although I’m a poor writer), I also think are times when video is a better medium.

It certainly is better for interviews, so I’m experimenting with video. Watching yourself in video is similar to listening to your own voice, it always seems very strange at first.

I took this in one cut and didn’t edit it, but I still you’ll like it.

Here is my thought process and conclusions about why education technology is needed to save the world. If you agree or disagree with what I’m saying, I’d love to hear your comments, feel free to leave them below. If you want to read out lessons learned and best practices for utilizing online training to teach extremely advanced and technical concepts, download our online education playbook here.

Here’s what I go over in the video.

  1. Why I personally focused my profession time on saving the world, and what I mean by saving the world, and why I need to be directly involved.
  2. How design and installing solar PV, solar thermal, and geothermal systems transitioned to work with HeatSpring and rolling our software product Cammpus.
  3. How I answered the question “is Cammpus (technology and software) directly saving the world?”
  4. Why the Future is hear today, we just need to spread it around. How this relates to high performance building, clean energy, policy, and dramatically reducing carbon emissions. (Hint: everything we have, we already need, it’s just not everywhere. The challenge is spreading the information)
  5. Where Cammpus comes into spreading the information and knowledge of experts
  6. From a technology perspective, why experts need HELP spreading their information and why there is three critical features required to make an impact; FAST, LOW COST (in terms of cash and time for both students and instructors), and HIGH QUALITY (meaning you can objectively prove professionals have developed new skills)
  7. Why training MUST be high quality in high performance buildings (hint: it’s because the margin of safety is small)
  8. When I realized that online training was clearly better than face-to-face. (hint: it’s because we did something that WE COULD NOT DO with face-to-face training in terms of teaching extremely advanced, technical concept)
  9. We’re taking these lessons learned and applying them to all the experts we’re working to amplify their knowledge, and build capacity very quickly (expert include Marc Rosenbaum, Katrin Klingenberg from PHIUS, John Siegenthaler and BNP Media, and many more)

Let me know what you think in the comments!

If you want to read out lessons learned and best practices for utilizing online training to teach extremely advanced and technical concepts, download our online education playbook here.