October 4, 2010
This fall the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and several partners will announce a new project aimed at harnessing technology to help prepare students for college and get them to graduation.
Josh Jarrett, a former software entrepreneur with a Harvard M.B.A., is the senior program officer leading the new project. The Gates Foundation will provide grants to identify and create technology-enabled approaches to improve college readiness and completion, particularly for low-income young adults.
A multiyear, multiwave program, where every six to 12 months a new set of challenges is issued, is planned.
Challenges to tackled this fall will include shared open-core courseware, around
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