We have long suspected there would be a shift in the way education is delivered to students across the world. Some might call it ripe for disruption, but we’d rather say it’s ready for evolution. Education is not a product, but like any industry it has and will continue to change as it implements new technologies and techniques better prepare the students of today for the world of tomorrow.
However, the gradual changes that we foresaw have been dramatically accelerated by the challenge we face across the world. Yesterday, the UK began its largest ever homeschooling experiment, following the lead of countries such as Italy and the United States. Parents across the country and world are faced with the challenging prospect of working from home, sourcing essentials for their family, all whilst being responsible for the education of their child or children for the first time.
We want to help in challenging situations like this one. Education has, and always will be, a social essential—essential to the wellbeing, productivity, and happiness of any group of humans. We believe that in the most challenging of times we should turn to education and continue to prioritise and invest in our future. That philosophy is shared by our team, and over the last week and a half, we have worked tirelessly to create a course that helps students to continue to learn in their homes.
HomeHack is a three day course delivered entirely online. It is about entrepreneurship, business, and the technologies that will change and improve our society. Throughout three facilitator-led days, it empowers students to be creative, innovative, and curious in their approach to the future and world around them. If you’d like to learn more, you can do so here.
In the meantime we remain completely optimistic about the future, and believe you should be too. Like anything, this situation isn’t here to stay, but whilst in it we should do everything we can to help each other and ensure that when this is over, we come back stronger and better equipped to solve the challenges of tomorrow.