During my ISB MBA classes, 50% of the students fancied looking at their cell phones


During my ISB MBA classes, 50% of the students fancied looking at their cell phones while a world class professor was teaching !


I am bringing out the above experience because essentially the entire edtech industry has been over simplified and over valued especially during this lockdown. If the focus of some of the absolute best brains in the country was less than expected in an interactive ecosystem, imagine the attention span on self learning edtech platforms.


The argument I am making is at the heart of things- there is no difference between Youtube and Edtech firms such as Coursera. The core offering is content curation without damning about learning outcomes.


There are important nuances to learning through cognitive habits such as thoughtful interactions with teachers and peers. I'm proud that Naman Shrivastava and I at Global Governance Initiative- with laser sharp focus are innovating teaching methods especially during such trying times so we generate future courageous leaders and not certified dummies.


Lets not blindly scale education like Amazon and Youtube otherwise we will only generate certified-unemployed-uninspired professionals !


If you are interested in learning about GGI's MBA Scholar program, you can learn here.

 

Author- Shatakshi Sharma, Cofounder Global Governance Initiative, Ex- BCG, Advisor, Tony Blair Institute

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