Education is the key to peace and prosperity. The digital revolution is opening the doors to knowledge – unfettered from space, time and social status.
Is it even possible to learn a foreign language in a single month? We ventured out to try for ourselves – by enrolling in the Babbel online school. Once we got to Norway, we had enough skills to converse with the locals. Babbel, established in Berlin in 2007, currently has more than one million paying students and generates a profit. Investors took an interest and the organization successfully completed several capital funding rounds.
Even industry giants, such as Berlitz or Pearsons, are moving our future world of knowledge forward. While from a conceptional perspective, e-books are actually part of the analogue past, innovative enterprises are developing virtual classrooms equipped with e-learning concepts and dedicated didactic attributes, such as blended learning. These courses offer intelligent combinations of software self-learning tools and cyber teachers (via Skype).
Detention is so yesterday
The digital disruption has made its way into schools, colleges and universities. It all began with remote learning programs and online university courses thousands of students enrolled in. And why wouldn’t they choose to learn clicking through materials with the help of this brilliant tool? Schools are deploying the prepared «flipped learning» platforms. A dedicated teacher defines the learning objectives. A digital lecture follows. Next, students study sources. So what have learned from all of that? Digital education gets good grades.