Education system alignment for 21st century skills

| November 30, 2018

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There has been a major shift in educational learning goals—as seen most recently by Goal 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals—focused on global citizenship education and education for sustainable development. The shift concerns recognition of the need for education systems to equip learners with competencies such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. The focus on these "21st century goals" is visible in education and curricular reform, and has been promoted by global discussion of changing work and societal needs.

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Orchestrating a revolution of the outdated education system, Leap With Alice presents a platform and an exchange with the capacity to create, buy, and sell enhanced educational content. Through the use of Augmented Reality, we bring old forms of education to life. Pairing AR with Blockchain technology, LWA incentivizes the creation of quality content in a secure ecosystem where each user’s content, data, and funds are safely stored. Simple drag-and-drop tools and templates present teachers the resources needed to generate interactive content that increases engagement, resulting in a higher level of education.

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