Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It is Rocket Science

Great blog by Tom Vander Ark on Rocketship Education which is a hybrid learning environment designed to help close the achievement gap. It is fascinating because you have a group really using technology to fully leverage their most valuable resource; the teacher. This allows them to pay more for the same hours worked and have the students put in more hours of learning. The best of KIPP with the increase in learning time without the burnout factor affecting the talent.

The promise of technology is coming closer and closer to fruition and it is happening outside the normal delivery channels. The other promising aspect is the team assembled to take Rocketship even higher - and yes the analogies and puns are endless - there is a definite entrepreneurial, research, reforms to scale and other skill sets present to make this a reality. Will definitely be fun to watch!!