Alt-Education Is Filling a Void that Colleges Can’t

| August 1, 2019

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Is college worth it? Given the fast pace at which information and technology are advancing, the ever-increasing cost of tuition, and the alternatives available on the market today, the choice of whether to attend college may not be as cut and dried as it once was. A Washington Post article reports: Knowledge may be priceless, but a higher education is clearly not. University administrators keep hiking tuition, the wages of graduates keep falling, and a whole generation of Americans is struggling under the crushing burden of debt as they postpone their dreams for a tomorrow that may never come.

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Our vision is a dramatically improved next generation education system. To achieve this we have developed the most innovative professional learning platform for helping educators integrate transformative Google tools in the classroom.Technology is disrupting education more than ever before, and schools are struggling to keep up. This is causing Chromebook 1:1 and G Suite initiatives to fall short of expectations or stall outright. This adoption challenge is evident in our K-12 classrooms, often resulting from a lack of effective professional development (PD). Even if PD is offered to educators, it may unfortunately fail to address the unique needs of our adult learners, hindering teachers’ ability and motivation to appropriately infuse technology into their instruction. Furthermore, traditional PD has a bad brand among teachers, often plagued with colloquialisms such as “sit and get”, as teachers complain that PD has historically been “too time consuming”, “impersonal”, “tools base

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