Can science fiction teach us how to educate the whole world?
Our current form of education is almost 200 years old. What should schools of the future look like?
When COVID-19 emerged and school districts began to move to remote learning, the ability to access tutoring — be it peer tutoring, extra time with teachers, or small-group tutoring — became even more difficult.
Schoolhouse.world puts the focus on a different aspect of remote learning. Where traditional online education offerings focus on pre-recorded lessons, courses, and practice sessions, schoolhouse.world is designed to provide real time feedback via peer tutoring and small group sessions.
The organization now boasts over 3,000 learners across more than 100 countries, with hundreds of online tutoring volunteers leading teaching classes and courses. Currently, those courses focus on math — from pre-algebra to calculus — as well as SAT prep, Indian Exams, and review sessions for AP exams.
Sal Khan, of Khan Academy and now Schoolhouse.world, says real-time online learning is where our dated education system is heading, a destiny accelerated by COVID-19. While internet access is not yet available to everyone equally, Khan believes we are getting to a place where it soon will be.