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  • 1. Don SmithmierFounder & CEO, Sophia
    don.smithmier@sophia.org
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 2. Over the next 10 years, social education will be a bigger disrupter than online courses were over the past 10 years.
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 3. Social Disruption
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 4. Her Normal
    Her Normal
    • 7 hours 38 minutes online daily
    • 5. 78,000 text messages per year
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 6. University of
    3 million monthly searches for academic help
    • 1 million Biology
    • 7. 850k College Algebra
    • 8. 500k Calculus
    • 9. 350k English Composition
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 10. Social teaching & learning platform
    Academic only
    Designed for teachers, students, parents, tutors
    Enables innovation & creativity
    A filter for quality & credibility
    Free
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 11. We want to flip the student-teacher ratio.
    Rather than one teacher for 30 students
    30 teachers for every student
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 12. Credible content
    rated by users and academic professionals
    Easy to refine search categories
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 13. Organized to teach similar topics
    Students and teachers connect using learning packets
    And mapped into over 1,000 different competencies
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 14. Social learning community
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 15. Users from 110 different countries in 10 days.
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 16. Teach what you know,
    Learn what you don’t.
    Copyright 2011 Sophia Learning, LLC
  • 17. www.sophia.org