Education Must Change!

“It’s time for education to catch up with our technologically enhanced society. Students deserve a relevant, modern, customized education that helps them acquire 21st century skills. So does American society.”

Zach Sims, Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology

We cannot hear this from enough people or in enough places.  Education must change.  

In the mind of Zach Sims, cofounder and CEO of Codecademy, “Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology.”  His article in Forbes Magazine is concise and compelling.   His personal efforts with Codecademy exemplary.   While many may diminish the educational perspective of a technology pioneer like Mr. Sims, reality teaches us outsiders often provide the innovation necessary for change, precisely because they are on the outside.

His article in Forbes is a good read and reminder…Education Must Change!

 

About Russ Ewell

Since 1994 I have been devoted to the research and application of innovative technology solutions to education. My passion for these pursuits has been driven by my experience as a parent of children with special needs. During the economic technological growth explosion of the 1990's I was lived and worked in Silicon Valley, and was fortunate enough to find a group of people with similar interests and passions. As a result I was able to launch a non-profit called Hope Technology Group whose mission became advancing the use of technology in education. We eventually launched Hope Technology School, which has used technology to build a fascinating and effective educational program that practices full inclusion. Around the same time, I was fortunate enough to develop and build an awarding winning program called E-Soccer with the help of great friends and excellent coaches. These endeavors have left me with a continuing hunger to learn more about the possibilites of education, technology, and inclusion.

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