This is the third article in a series on reengineering education — as a path forward to modern, effective, coherent learning ecosystems.

Thus far in this article series we’ve looked at the significant challenges with the structure of our current educational systems, the motivating factors and global shifts calling for a deep redesign, and why a ‘greenfield’ approach at the systems levels may seem out of reach but critically powerful.

Given the disappointing history of system reform in education, it may seem that such a transformative redesign is not likely. …


This is the second article in a series on reengineering education — as a path forward to modern, effective, coherent learning ecosystems.

In the first article in this series, we looked at the argument for why we need a design-oriented, systems engineering approach to help us ultimately arrive at coherent and effective education systems for our modern society. In this, the second article of the series, we’ll unpack the system we have evolved into, in order to understand what’s not working at the systems level before looking at how we might build effective learning systems going forward.

A fundamental principle…


This is the first article in a series on reengineering education — as a path forward to modern, effective, coherent learning ecosystems.

Education is the foundation to a free, literate, and thriving society. Stated more completely, access to free, equitable, and quality learning environments at scale is the foundation not just for a healthy and thriving society, but for healthy, thriving individuals in that society. It is a promise we should be able deliver on for all young people. Yet delivering on that promise has proven challenging, and doing so in our rapidly evolving world will require us to dramatically…

Jennifer Groff

Learning Futurist. I research, design and create learning technologies, environments and systems. PhD @MIT Media Lab; CEO/Founder of Learning Futures

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