Beyond Silicon Valley: Online Education in Emerging Markets

I live in Sil­i­con Val­ley where it’s easy to assume that you’re liv­ing at the cen­ter of tech­no­log­i­cal inno­va­tion. But, as Sarah Lacy reminds us today in TechCrunch, Sil­i­con Val­ley will prob­a­bly not real­ize the promise of e‑learning. Rather, it will be investors and entre­pre­neurs in Brazil, India, South Africa and oth­er emerg­ing mar­kets. Why will they get the job done? Because their edu­ca­tion­al sys­tems haven’t ful­ly matured. They’re still a work-in-progress. And this cre­ates an envi­ron­ment much more favor­able to inno­va­tion. You can get the rest of her think­ing here.

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