Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Technology's Power to Improve Education

October 07, 2013

Bill Gates recently spoke to community college trustees about the potential of technology to improve and personalize learning in higher education. We know that students succeed when education is tailored to their learning needs, and goals. Our work aims to strengthen the powerful learning connection between instructor and student, and to give students learning experiences that make the most of their precious time with faculty. 

Technology can play an important role in making that happen, as Bill explains in his remarks. We believe technology is just one way to improve how students and faculty interact and relate. Our Postsecondary Success strategy at the Gates Foundation also works to make higher education more flexible, clear, and affordable for students so that they get the best educational value possible. To learn more about technology’s role in this effort, we invite you to review Bill’s remarks, and share your thoughts and ideas below.

 
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