College is dead.

I’m not talking about the future, I’m talking about the present.  Most people just don’t know it’s dead.

It’s not online courses and video lectures that killed it.  Access to information is not a problem in the developed world, and not what college students are buying.  MOOCs aren’t nearly as disruptive as what killed college.

It’s not new certifications that killed it.  Compare the value of “I’m certified in Facebook ads”, with, “Here are my last five Facebook ad campaigns.”  Centralized credentials are only valuable in the absence of something better.

Today, something far better is available to everyone.

Here’s my Voice & Exit talk explaining what I mean.