The terms “the Uberfication of Education” or “Uber for Tutors” are currently on top of my list when it comes to edtech buzzword bingo. While it surely sounds cool the problem is that most people simply don’t understand what a complete Uberfication would look like.
When people talk about Uberfication today they naturally have the current Uber service in mind: a cheap, freelance driven alternative to the yellow cab. What they don’t seem to notice is that today’s Uber service is just a MVP (minimum viable product), an early version of a service that will transform dramatically in the years to come.
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