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By Kelli Bennett, Editorial Intern
As technology evolves on a college level, elementary and high schools are beginning to follow the trend. The launch of LearnZillion was a big step towards this classroom advancement. Founders and former school teachers Eric Westendorf and Alix Guerrier developed the program for students who learn at different paces.
According to the LearnZillion information page, the program offers practical teaching resources, a way to create class playists, track homework effortlessly and to gives the right lesson at the right time.
Teachers upload 5-minute videos to LearnZillion illustrating a variety of lessons. This creates a virtual classroom.
Investor and founder of Microsoft Bill Gates contributes to LearnZillion through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates realizes the chance that LearnZillion may not succeed but he’s determined to learn and improve educational advancements no matter the outcome.
I believe investors and creators have very little to worry about when it comes to the growth and consumer attraction to services like LearnZillion. In years past, it was hard to believe that online classes would take the place of classroom learning. This too, will catch on with parents. No educator can teach every subject perfectly; this is where programs such as LearnZillion can assist.
To learn more about LearnZillion, visit their website at www.learnzillion.com