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  • AltSchool provides personalised education
  • AltSchool provides personalised education
    Brad Flickinger, Creative Commons (2012) ©

AltSchool provides personalised education

Not all kids like maths and science. Wouldn’t it be great if students could skip the subjects they find boring and instead focus on what they like best? At AltSchool, music, film or even robotics can be used as a vehicle for learning; kids will never play truant again.



  • US parents prioritise communication skills US parents prioritise communication skills

    Which skills do parents encourage their kids to prioritise? Maths? Science? Common sense? Actually, new research conducted by Pew suggests that – in America, at least – parents believe ‘soft skills’ like communication and teamwork are the most important.

  • Article image Meisei Cyber: attending a virtual high school in Japan

    In Japan, high school can be one of the most stressful points in a young person’s life with 59% claiming the pressure is “too much”. In response to a small but growing sect of students failing to make it to class due to sickness, bullying or social anxiety, Meisei Cyber is a virtual high school teens attend with an avatar.

  • Article image Minecraft: shaping the real world with virtual building blocks

    Minecraft may be the most-sold video game on Earth, but it's very different from its fellow chart-toppers. It has basic graphics and no narrative – and yet it's captured the imaginations of over 100 million players. But how has this indie game become a global phenomenon?

  • Article image Education leaves the classroom

    As our society grows more complex, the educational landscape is becoming radically different. Our educational choices have multiplied exponentially, regardless of age, location or level, with the introduction of digital learning. But how effective are these new methods?