On-Line Libraries, Classes, and Textbooks Promise to Redefine Education Globally

Nearly everyone would agree that today’s constant changes in technologies, work, and global markets require companies to hire well-educated employees and to train and retrain their workforces continually.  But, until now, there have been at least three obstacles to lifelong learning:

One challenge is the nature of textbooks, which are expensive, inconvenient to carry around, and quickly outdated.  Textbooks are often a luxury that is beyond the reach of the world’s poor.

Another challenge is the high ratio of learners to teacher.....

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