The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Education 2017

Online learning used to involve little more than clunky e-book versions of standard textbooks. No longer. Today the most innovative companies in education recognize that the very substance of what we need to know has undergone a fundamental shift. For some of the companies on this year’s list, that means supporting the development of newly relevant skills, like computational thinking (Microsoft’s Minecraft) and critical thinking (Newsela). Others, like Pluralsight and 2U, give professionals a way to keep up to date on content and advance their careers without leaving the comforts of their sofa.

Click on a company name to learn more about why it made the list.

  1. MICROSOFT
    For building new worlds in the classroom
  2. DUOLINGO
    For letting friends compare notes as they learn a new language
  3. GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    For becoming the nation’s largest computer science master’s program, while charging a fraction of the typical cost
  4. ICIVICS
    For using digital games to teach kids their rights and responsibilities as U.S. citizens
  5. ADMITHUB
    For using chatbots to improve college outcomes
  6. NEWSELA
    For helping kids make sense of the news—at their own reading level
  7. PLURALSIGHT
    For recognizing that on-the-job learning needs to be on-demand
  8. OSMO
    For designing educational games that magically integrate physical and digital
  9. PANOPTO
    For making lectures more interactive
  10. 2U
    For proving that students are willing to pay top dollar for online learning

This article is part of our coverage of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2017.

Source: The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Education 2017

Fast Company

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2017-03-23T14:08:07+00:00