• Entrenched education has lagged far behind our needs, the available technology, and the connected nature of the world. We need revolution, not evolution.
     
  • Tremendous innovation is happening worldwide in education. The challenge is finding what works and scaling it. Dev4X’s strategic value lies in providing a platform that education innovators can use to test their ideas, deliver them to a wide audience, and evaluate their effectiveness. All the while providing a platform that can reach into the most challenging of environments.
     
  • Although even today’s best educational environments need innovation and improvement, the worst problem is that some classes of people have little or no access to education. We believe in equality: a solution for anyone, anywhere, anytime. We will methodically identify and serve groups that are underserved today.
     
  • Any such effort will encounter resistance, some well intended, some not. We cannot change minds from the top down. We will focus on solving the challenge not on changing minds.
     
  • Unfortunately even a private network connection brings security and privacy concerns with it. We will protect our students, and their data, from self-serving outside interests both commercial and ideological. This cannot be done perfectly, but we will strive to be world class. We will empower users to own and control their tools and data.
     
  • Long term sustainability will be a core focus, not commerce. We intend to rightly balance the needs of the content developers, builders, funders, and partners with the ultimate goal of providing the best free education to the world at large.
     
  • In order to become the standard in a competitive world, we need to create a design-led, beautiful, free, accessible, secure, and distributed solution that can retain its independence and sustainability. Usability, ease of use and design that is culturally relevant is a core focus.