World Changing Ideas Awards 2020: Education Finalists and Honorable Mentions

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World Changing Ideas Awards 2020: Education Finalists and Honorable Mentions

Companies or initiatives that help inspire better and more equitable learning. Read about the winner: a company making continuing education a workplace perk.



Access and opportunity expansion initiatives, General Assembly
The Block Set, Lovevery
Cengage Unlimited, Cengage
Circuit, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Learning Links Liberia, The Kaizen Company
MedLab, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Mill Pond Illuminations, D2 Creative and Mill Pond Communications
Personalized Tech Learning for Older Adults, Orchard,
Pop-Up Learning, International Rescue Committee
Positive Tomorrows, Positive Tomorrows, MA+ Architecture
Smartsolution, Africa
Snack team training, Snack Technologies
Sounding Board, Hiker
Verywell Healthy Conversations Coach, Dotdash

Honorable Mention

AI Engineer Learning Path, OpenClassrooms
AI4ALL Open Learning, AI4ALL
Amaze Jr., Amaze
Bridge the Gap initiative, Kumasi Hive
Cardio Ex, Level Ex
Center for Science of Science & Innovation, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Coursera for Campus, Coursera
CTC Go!, Arduino
Debt-free degrees, Chipotle Mexican Grill
Discovery Elementary School, VMDO Architects
Dream Big: Engineering Our World, MacGillivray Freeman Films
Duarte Unified School District Transportation System, Duarte, Zūm
Emeritus, Emeritus
The Garden of Secrets, Tealeaves
History Blocks, Africa
Hydroponics Educational Systems, Realityworks
Junior Space Entrepreneur Program, Space Foundation
LearnLux, LearnLux
LGBTQIA+ Studies Collection, Newsela
Mimic Personal Finance Simulation, Stukent
MyVillage, MyVillage
The No Coding MovementB SV Academy
The One Keyboard Air, The One Music Group
P-TECH, IBM and educators
Reaktor Education, Reaktor
Round Up for Schools, DonorsChoose
VIPKid Rural Education Project, VIPTeach
Saira Namibia, Saira Hospitality
Shady Sam, McKinney
Quantic, Pedago
Spike Prime, Lego Education
Teachable Machine, Google Creative Lab
Tech Exchange, Google
Transnational Education and the New Global Student, Avenu Learning
WileyNXT, Wiley


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