I’m going to come right out and say it: few areas have been as hopeful and as disappointing as innovation in education.
Education is probably the single most important function in our society today, yet it remains one of the least understood, despite incredible levels of investment from venture capitalists and governments. Why do students continue to show up in a classroom or start an online course? How do we guide students to the right knowledge just as they need to learn it?
We may have an empirical inkling and some hunches, but we still lack any fundamental insights.