Zero Tuition College (ZTC) is a blog that explains how to replace the 4-year college experience with self-directed learning. Founded by Blake Boles, who designs and leads international adventures and domestic leadership programs through his company Unschool Adventures, Zero Tuition College is designed to show self-directed learners how to skip college and get a higher education on their own terms. From the Zero Tuition College web site:
We are not anti-college or anti-structured-learning. We do believe that:
* college is incredibly expensive,
* too many people have blind faith in the power of the college degree, and
* designing your own education is more satisfying than following the conventional path.
How can the 4-year college experience be replaced? With self-directed learning. Self-directed learning is the art of figuring out what you want to learn and then doing it without the oversight of an institution. Americans were mostly self-directed learners in the 18th and 19th centuries. While everyone is capable of self-directed learning, in an age of powerful, government-supported educational institutions, it’s easy to forget how to do it.