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Josh Jarrett

Title Deputy Director, Postsecondary Success
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Josh Jarrett is a Deputy Director for Postsecondary Success in the U.S. Program.  Josh leads the Next Generation Models portfolio within Postsecondary Success.  This portfolio supports learning innovations and technologies with the potential to dramatically increase low-income student success and improve affordability.  Investments areas include interactive courseware and tools, diagnostic assessments, learner relationship management systems, and breakthrough delivery models.  Josh has been with the foundation for six years.

Prior to the foundation, Josh served as an Engagement Manger in McKinsey & Company’s Social Sector Practice, leading nonprofit organizations on issues of strategy, operations and organization. Prior to McKinsey & Company, Josh served as an entrepreneur, helping to launch a customer service software company.

Josh is a graduate of Dartmouth College and he holds a graduate degree in business from the Harvard Business School.

Posts By Josh Jarrett

Jumpstarting Adaptive Learning

The Foundation is soliciting proposals from accredited U.S. colleges and universities for 10, $100,000 grants to help them create the partnerships necessary to launch adaptive courses over the next two years.

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What Are ‘MOOC’s and Why Are Education Leaders Interested in Them?

It’s a question higher education leaders are asking themselves a lot these days—what are these so-called MOOCs and should their college or university offer one?

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