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Philip commented on (previously

Mansi, thanks so much for the summary!  Mansi and Lucy -- enjoyed working with you.
Daniel, what also came up for us is that this concept would seem readily doable and marketable for an audience that is not necessarily degree seeking and also might be a great way to pilot the concept and work out the credits/transcript/matriculation challenges.  
Sooo, can you target that early career, mid career, or senior life long learner that wants to take a cool class or two at different institutions in their region and wants to shop and only deal with one entity.  Just a thought. 


Philip commented on FlippEd ~ education for the new millenium

Points well taken. I would imagine the following:

In this model, there remain key roles for high school and CBO (community based organization) advisors that could work through the platform with a student -- as well as parents when feasible.
The platform that manages the brokering of the bid and the educational relationship would have an array of Templates and Sample Paths to reference.

And once students begin moving through the process, with permission, various actual Student Educational Plans could be shared broadly, to inspire others on possible options for designing a program, or to your point -- providing some reality check information.

Appreciate the comments!


Philip commented on ABSeed Combinator

ABSeed Combinator
Appreciated your presentation at SFOpenIDEO Meetup and great to see it on the platform!

Given the array of nonprofits that work on youth development/ed gap issues in regions around the US, wondering if you could have a more regionalized hub approach for the social impact, as there are regional issues more amenable to regional solution, and you might get more buy-in and synergy from the network that could be built -- then connecting region to region -- scaling that way.

Who has relationships with these potential students? The local networks of educators, nonprofits, existing educational institutions already have the connection, but need a connector, and a connecting idea -- supported by funding, to better align the factionalized energy that does not realize its greater potential. Funding region by region, demonstrating how local students have local impact might be a great way to pilot and scale.

And perhaps you partner with, and reposition existing institutions (e.g. libraries, community colleges) to leverage their spaces and base funding to do something more innovative and impactful.