- Forrester Councils
- Councils Overview
- log in
Posted by Sucharita Mulpuru on May 18, 2011
I did two things recently: I saw Waiting for Superman, and I looked online for educational content/tools for my daughters. In both cases, I was appalled by how difficult it was to find teaching supplements online (and in general). I’m not an expert on education, but I am a parent, and being part of an industry (i.e., retail) that has been transformed by the Internet and has fundamentally shifted how it engaged with its consumers, I think that educators could learn a few things from retailers:
It’s baffling to me that while there is so much energy being spent on the debate around how to improve education, much of it focuses on increasing spend in our current schools or blaming teachers. Why not shift the discussion toward how to use the Web to increase the reach and the power of the best teachers that we do have? This may not be the perfect solution, but for motivated parents and children, wouldn’t this be a welcome development?
Is online education an industry that you’d like to see Forrester research more?