We knew education needed to change. And we knew technology could play a role.

For years, I’ve spoken and written about the future of education. In 2017, I wrote a paper about a young woman named Angela who travelled the world learning from experts, collaborating with peers in far-flung places…


Bringing the 3rd dimension to our online life

There’s no doubt that online fatigue (insert your digital conferencing tool of choice) is real — whether you’re in the workforce or an online learner. I miss the informal social moments: making a cup of tea for a colleague in the office…


Written by Tiago Grilo, Mirai Intern

Covid-19 has impacted students like me around the world for months, and the future is still uncertain. We have been completely thrown off the path we have been told to follow since our early years. Finish primary school, finish secondary school, go to university…


More than half a million students are currently out of school, and many will be out of school for the next several months. The threats to student attainment and progress are significant and amplified by gaps in access to hardware and software on the part of students and teachers.

The…


As schools around the world ponder a longer shutdown, we need to ask critical questions about the impact of our distance learning measures. Schools and communities were in various stages of readiness for distance learning. Affluent school districts and top-tier private and international schools had learning management systems and communication…


I am reasonably privileged. Not in an “I don’t have to work way.” But in a roof over my head, food on the table, wifi working, and kids in good schools way. So are most of the women in my community.

We are also now basically in an informal quarantine…


By Dwayne Castro, Tiago Grilo, and Joe Walker, Year 12 Students

We are student interns at Mirai Partners, a learning innovations group, through the Rahhal program in Dubai, UAE. In this post, we will share our questions, concerns, and insights regarding school closures due to COVID-19. …


I began writing this piece on Sunday evening, sitting outdoors in Lagos. My dinner plans changed and I found myself with a few free hours. …


This morning, I watched a YouTube video created by my friend and coach, Octevia Torien, who challenged leaders to reflect on the question, “What is your why?”

This felt like a particularly prescient question to consider this morning given that I had just signed our office lease for a second…


The Promising Role of Technology in Improving Education in the MENA Region

While on a panel on education in the Arab World at the University of Pennsylvania this week, I was asked about the role of technology in improving school performance and student outcomes in the MENA region (Middle East…

Christine Nasserghodsi

Co-founder @MiraiPartners.

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