The birth and near-death of one piece of educational software
The Hechinger Report
JUNE 9, 2014
February 2009: Bellevue, Washington. When Ben Slivka decided to create his own interactive learning software in 2006, the online options for students, parents, and teachers were pretty bleak. What made more sense to them was duplicating their textbooks on CDs or placing them online, thus making them digital cash cows. But digital learning doesn’t work that way. Succeeding at personalized learning made an impression on Slivka. Personalized learning.