Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gates on the Verge

This from The Verge:
Bill Gates believes that by 2030, online courses can bring wildly better education to anyone with a smartphone or tablet. As our February guest editor, he narrates this episode of the Big Future to explain how it works — and why it could actually increase inequity if the gender gap is not addressed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I sometimes wonder what would have happened if the monopolist/robber barons of the turn of the century had decided to use their fortunes to try to influence education. No doubt railroads would deliver education to travelers and outlying communities throughout the nation or perhaps sweatshops and assembly lines would become places for high minded lectures to provide lessons as works toiled.