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One challenge is the nature of textbooks, which are expensive, inconvenient to carry around, and quickly outdated.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.....