A complementary booklet to the author’s website for promoting online education.
Wright makes his debut as a print
author with this slim volume that publicizes his website, www.EducateZap.com, as a source
of “free and low cost online education.” The book presents a simple narrative
about Nathan, someone who finished high school but didn’t keep up with changes
in information technology that have transformed higher education and the workplace.
The story concludes with Nathan learning the social media skills he needs to
succeed in the “super fast” new economy. Wright uses Nathan’s story to
illustrate the necessity of responding to technological advancements. The book
directs tech-challenged readers to the author’s website to undergo the same
educational transformation as Nathan. Although Wright’s book is attractively
produced, with large, easy-to-read type, too often the writing is melodramatic;
e.g., “In that sad and fearful moment, Nathan learned that deep down inside his
heart and soul, he really needed to understand how to make serious
Facebook/Twitter comments and posts.” Wright’s career coaching relies heavily
on self-promotion by directing readers to his own Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
pages. The book highlights one purpose of the author’s website, which is to
create, as Wright describes it on one of
his webpages, an “online education community” focused on learning how to make
movies the way it’s done in Hollywood.
The book is on target when it advises readers to “Get Upgraded!” and “Get
Updated!” by learning how to use social media to find job openings and
enrolling in online courses to help land better-paying jobs, but its suggestion
that readers begin their online educations by taking film classes developed by
the author is less-sound.
A short career guide that blends sound and questionable career coaching.