How Brainly’s social learning model is changing education through community – and algorithms

Sagan and Choi in New Orleans Too many young people get caught in the gap between our flawed educational systems and the “narrow hiring” of corporate employers. On diginomica, I’ve focused more on critiquing talent practices, but that doesn’t mean I’m giving schools a hall pass for the social intimidation, bullying and archaic curricula that too many students lose themselves in.I’m always on the lookout for “education tech” startups that can provoke me from despondency over this state of affairs. Such is the case for Brainly, a social learning startup specializing in community learning for middle and high school students. At Collision 2016, I had a compelling talk with Brainly’s Katie Sagan, Head of Strategy and Operations, and Erik Choi, User Insights Resource Manager. When I pushed them for funding…


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