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Sophia

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

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