Making learning a lifelong habit by designing a learning experience so engaging it's addictive.
In an unforgiving economy, we can't afford to stop learning after we're done with school; but current learning solutions aren't a good fit for the millennial lifestyle, because they lack the one missing element that makes learning possible: social commitment.
Everything we build at Jolt is based on a fundamental idea that learning isn't just about transferring information — it's about connecting with others; we learn best from, and with, other people.
Too many of us have been raised to believe that education is a nightmare. It usually includes, we’ve learned, sitting in a classroom with an irrelevant instructor, having outdated information thrown at you; hearing lectures you don’t want to hear with people you don’t want to hear them with. We, who survived K-12 because the law forced us to, and College because our parents forced us to — we are now independent adults. We now have the priceless privilege of choice. Jolt was started with the mission of making learning a lifelong habit.
We’ve started with redesigning learning from scratch to meet the needs of a generation who prepares itself to more than one possible future; a generation of polymaths and multipotentialites.
Through rapid experimentation and research we’ve found: the ultimate learning experience is conversational. Experiential. In a small group with similar-minded professionals. It comes in small doses. Its content includes me rather than thrown at me. And to make it effective I don’t have to meet the teacher in person; but I do have to meet the other students, as knowledge is no longer owned or created by an institution — but rather shared and crafted every day by practitioners.
In the old world those who couldn’t do — taught; in the new world teaching is a sign of mastery. It’s respectful. Those who reach true professionalism share their knowledge with the world — in a new form of winners’ grace.
In the old world many students sat shoulder to shoulder and hated the class together — in the new world students are actively sharing information with one another, gaining new insights, forming new relationships and becoming recognized as professionals themselves through direct communication with their peers.
Jolt is about access; which means first and foremost physical proximity to 21st century learning. Walking distance, if possible. That is why Jolts happen in meeting rooms, coworking spaces and unique Micro-campuses called Jolt Rooms. We’re able to provide different levels of immersion, but the core experience remains the same: an intimate group of people, together in a room, learning from a world-classprofessional.