The promise of technology-enhanced learning to improve learning outcomes for people everywhere has the potential to change the face of humanity, helping people around the world to reach their full human potential.
The Global Learning Council (GLC) convenes leaders from the global academic, industry and for-profit sectors to develop standards, ethics, and protocols that promote collaboration and scale-up best practices for deploying technology-enhanced learning.
Learning science has taught us that learners need to be actively engaged in study and practice, integrated with other learners and supported in developing the confidence and motivation needed to master difficult material. The best educational technologies build on scientific studies of learning and incorporate such tools as artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. They actively engage individuals, with the material and with one another, delivering dramatically better learning outcomes and completion rates, and resulting in students who love to learn. Courseware designed using these kinds of technologies can adapt instruction to the needs of each learner, match learners in ways that result in ideal learning communities, and create contexts for learning-by-doing. In so doing, they personalize instruction to individual capacities and prior preparation. These learning systems are scalable to millions. Yet they can be as personal as a private tutor.
By both expanding access and dramatically improving learning outcomes, these approaches promise success and productivity for every learner, anywhere, at an affordable cost to society. Learning scientists, technology providers, and university leaders around the world are pursuing the promise of what technology is making possible, while asking important questions about the nature of learning, and the role of new technology in learning, the answers to which will continue to improve both technology and teaching methodologies.
But these questions cannot be answered by one institution, company, or nation alone.
While much has already been gained from collective educational partnerships, the scope needs to be significantly broader.
The Global Learning Council is pleased to include a distinguished group of members who represent the leadership from major organizations representing academia and industry with significant experience and a proven track record in influencing learning and education outcomes.