Extend the use of the remarkable distance learning tools available online @ edready.org and the NROC educational portal.
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Developed over 10 years with funding from the Gates Foundation "EdReady.org" is an AI-driven learning platform that has already demonstrated remarkable efficacy for accelerating the college preparedness process in Mathematics and English.
The system generates individualized curriculums based on participants testing in a given subject and continues to do so throughout the course of study. Since the process of learning and knowledge shortfalls are unique to each individual there has never been a "standard learning format" that works. EdReady constantly evaluates each student's learning process and needs and provides course curriculum to best meet each. A comparative statistical analysis of the EdReady process has demonstrated a significant reduction in the time required for gaining college entrance math proficiency reducing the average time from 14 months to 4-5 months(!).
With such remarkable results from an existing platform, its extension to greater subject and skill level diversity is the ideal solution for the massively increased need for distance learning facilitation. Each trained online facilitator could assist 10-30 students with the platform so the existing teacher population could be utilized to proliferate the ubiquitous use of EdReady and the improved learning efficacy would greatly improve the distance learning process for students of all ages.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I am a mechanical engineer by trade but all of my early public schooling experiences left me thinking that I was unable to do math well enough to ever work in science or engineering. Fortunately, I stumbled upon an instructor at a junior college who was able to explain math in a way that my unique mind could finally understand. I went on to get nearly straight "A's" through calculus, physics, chemistry, and differential equations and was able to secure my degree from a reputable state university, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
My experience made it painfully clear how inadequate our education process, especially in the initial grades, remain. Let's use this opportunity to do better.