R & D for Learning, Education, & Training
The future of learning
Challenge: Build the Best Solutions for Access & Learning
Why is it that there is one class of software, databases, and apps for consumer, commercial, financial, and health matters, but a myriad of inferior technologies and data systems for schools, higher education, workforce development, and service delivery? NLET aims to change this. We want students, jobseekers, institutions, and employers to have equal or better technology and systems to prepare the people we need to participate in the economy and society.
NLET / Modernizing Infrastructure for Education, Training, & Service Delivery
NLET Has Two Core Operations: One is Applied, the Other is Advanced R & D
I. Programs: Operate cross-sector networks in four critical areas in need of transformation: K12 Data, K-14 Math, Individually Owned Learning Records, Regional Opportunity Data / Data Trusts.
II. Research: Conduct R & D in six areas we believe are critical for transformation in learning, education, and training: Learner, Cloud, Equity & Access, Data Science, Curricular Tools, Training
NLET is largely a volunteer based nonprofit where extraordinary individuals and organizations are working together to try to understand and unite the pieces of the puzzle that are necessary to truly change participation and success rates. We are dismayed by the amount of disconnections and solo activity that could be applied in vital collaboratives.
> NLET’s core expertise is cross-sector collaboration, deep understandings of education technology, consumer technology, online learning and training, data science, data standards and the nature, culture and operations of education institutions, government agencies, research institutes, and foundations.
> NLET has developed or been part of projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Technology and Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other foundations and corporations.