Posted by: crudbasher | May 12, 2011

This Is What Disrupting Education Looks Like

Fascinating… I have mentioned previously that with all the new technology coming out, there is an opportunity for disruptive innovating in learning. I think this is a player in that arena.

To quote myself (oh the ego)

If you look at any industry that goes through a radical change, the leaders of the new industry are usually NOT the same ones who lead the old industry.

 

    • Silicon Valley executives — CEOs and COOs of companies like Netflix, Facebook, and Skype — have funneled $3 million to Rocketship Education this year that will be used to refine its sophisticated software system.

    • The money will be spent to improve four components of Rocketship’s computer software: assessment of students, the way it generates learning plans that identify what students need to learn, a scheduler that uses the learning plan to choose from a bank of lessons that’s best suited for each student, and a management system that keeps track of all that information.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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