Helping Foster Digital Learning: What's In It For Business

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Helping Foster Digital Learning: What's In It For Business

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 10:30am

Self-interest is the fundamental driver for investors in the "saving the world" business. Companies want to help educate people in remote corners of the U.S. and developing countries because educated people will get jobs, make money, and buy products. 

Governments, meanwhile, want to help educate people for jobs to increase the tax base and build more vibrant communities. The key, of course, is preparing people for the right jobs--jobs for which employers are and will be hiring, jobs that require digital literacy. And at the high end, jobs will require aptitude in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Helping people find and prepare for meaningful work was among the topics discussed last week by more than a thousand corporate, NGO/nonprofit, and government leaders at the Clinton Global Initiative's seventh annual meeting in New York...

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