“Students today depend on paper too much. They don’t know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?” From a principal’s publication, 1815.
How LinkedIn is embracing digitization beyond its core business model
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edX is an example of a company that uses technology to change the way education is delivered to students. Let’s explore how it works and what challenges it may have in the future.
Enabled by digitization and technology, we are now able to offer quality education to a larger audience in an affordable way. Coursera is a pioneer player in the space, using innovative technology to disruptive the education space.
For the last few years, Microsoft has partnered with the Tacoma Public School (TPS) district in Washington to ask a fundamental question: Is it possible for schools to use predict analytics to identify students that are likely to disengage and ultimately drop out? Microsoft and TPS think so. Microsoft created Azure, which equipped teachers and administrators within TPS with data that empowered them to help more students succeed. As a result of using these Microsoft cloud technologies, the district has already seen an improvement in graduation rates from 55% in 2010 to 82.6% in 2016 .
With platforms like edX, online learning is becoming more and more common. For HBS, however, this was not enough. With the launch of their digital initiative … did they just happen to invent the classrooms of the future?
Are you young and looking for a job? Join the other 71 million youth unemployed in the world and trust that digital solutions will save the day.
Online textbooks and the impact on giant education publishers
California Department of Corrections seeks to cut cost by going digital.