In a place where academic skills vary greatly, adaptive learning technology can help personalize courses. An initiative led by the U.S. Department of Education is building the digital content. But many youth incarceration centers still need computers.
We’re still teaching our kids using a 20th-century paradigm, but many visionaries—like the ones in this video—have plans to take our advances in computing and technology and use them to explode the idea of what education can be.
At the Venture Capital in Education Summit yesterday, Jose Ferreira, CEO of Knewton, announced the first big partnerships that will have tens of thousands of students trying the adaptive learning platform he's been building for the past five years.
At the first-ever Venture Capital in Education Summit, at the end of May, Peter Campbell of private equity firm Generation Partners told the crowd, "A theme you hear from the President is that in the next 12 years, we have to retake our primacy as the most educated nation on earth. As an investor, that's the kind of trend you want to align yourself with." Dozens of investors in attendance seemed to agree. Here are five for-profit education startups that are attracting attention.