How Entrepreneurs Are Rethinking MOOCs

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Author: Mike Montgomery

I write about the many issues technology entrepreneurs confront.

Only a few years ago, plenty of people were arguing that MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were going to completely disrupt colleges. Instead of having a professor lecture to a few hundred students—how inefficient and retro!—thousands of people from around the world could register for that same course, learn the material and take tests on their own time.

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How Laurene Powell Jobs’ XQ Institute Is Inspiring Entrepreneurs to Help Fix America’s High Schools

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Author: Mike Montgomery

I write about the many issues technology entrepreneurs confront.

It’s pretty clear that our high schools are almost hopelessly broken. In math and science, the United States scores below countries like Slovenia and New Zealand. But the question of how to fix our schools is a thorny one.

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Why Your Child’s Next Tutor Will Be Online

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Author: Mike Montgomery

With school starting around the country, many parents are feeling that twinge of fear — what difficult academic problems will their children bring home this year? That stress can be particularly acute when it comes to math. A recent story in the New York Times reported that up to 20% of adults suffer from math anxiety, and pass that anxiety on to their kids when they struggle to help them with their homework.

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