If you were to try to list 100 ways your life has been impacted by the technological advancements of the past decade, you wouldn’t have a difficult time. From using our smart phones to social networking platforms, how we work and play has been steadily shifting. I am especially reminded of this as I do my Holiday shopping…online!
Sadly, there is still one arena that has been largely unaffected by all of the hi-tech innovation: education. Jeremy Johnson, co-founder and CMO of 2tor, Inc., reflects, “Education is one of the last industries to be disrupted by the Internet.” Marissa Lowman, the founder of EdTechup, agrees and points out the need for “entrepreneurs and educators to collaborate more” in order to “spur more innovation in education.”
The Kona School has a curriculum that is set up to take full advantage of recent technological progress and the resources available through the Internet. This plan, called Blended Learning, is a major step in the evolution of education, but we are committed to expand the educational paradigm further by incorporating entrepreneurial skills within the student’s education.
It’s great that business leaders, entrepreneurs, and education directors are discussing how best to create beneficial change for schools and universities. Our intention is to bring that innovation in education down to the student level, where it can have the biggest impact.
“We’re about to experience the renaissance of education,” declares Johnson.
We agree. And we want Kona Students to lead the way!