- Widget rich social learning platform that makes it easy for teachers to customize learning for groups of students (and groups of teachers)
- Engaging content tagged to Common Core: objects, lessons, units, and adaptive sequences; both open and proprietary
- Data warehouse that extracts key elements from the flood of key stroke data from learning applications (games, sims, virtual environments, adaptive sequences, etc)
- Comprehensive learner profile that accepts input from after-school, summer-school, tutoring, test-prep and informal learning providers and has facebook-like privacy management profile
- Smart recommendation engine that develops a customized multi-modal instructional playlist for every student
- Aligned services support students (eg tutoring), teachers (eg, PD) and schools (improvement services)
This is a great start that I'm sure will grow and grow.
To do this, he believes it will cost more than $250m, and that will require 1) aggregated demand of >2m students, 2) a consortium of private vendors, and 3) philanthropic investment to mitigate risk and promote equity.
I wonder if, to do this, rather than $250m, we just need to open source the whole thing and have educators abound just start sharing.
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