That’s because it’s relied on the same model of education delivery for many, many years. In fact, one could argue that the Education market segment has in some ways been the most immune to technology innovation – and unfortunately, not necessarily for the benefit of all I think we all have recognized this, and haven’t been able to do much about it – for a variety of reasons, the education models that have existed for centuries were impermeable to advanced change. Even as education has advanced – think of tablet computers and electronic textbooks – we’re still largely deploying them in the same system we’ve relied on for over a hundred years.
This has always created some challenges. But today, finding a way to solve those challenges is becoming more urgent as the world around us changes more rapidly than ever.
Every person that gets the education they need is one more person ready for a changing workforce. [CLICK] And the more people that embrace this educational model – millions, and hopefully eventually, billions – the more of an impact we can make.
All those micro learning experiences have the ability to add up to a major global change
It’s already happening. Our growth rates are staggering. People are hungry for an approach that teaches them what they need, when they need it, in a context that makes sense. And teachers are ready to share their wisdom using a platform that rewards them with the incentives they’re looking for. [Insert statistics on growth] We have an opportunity to ensure that all education is personal, that we never accept a “one size fits all” approach, and that we offer all learners the ability to get that great educational experience that I talked about in the beginning.
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