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Eric Glustrom: Helping the Youth Bridge the Gap between Learning and Real Impact

Eric Glustrom: Helping the Youth Bridge the Gap between Learning and Real Impact
Eric: It’s great to be here, Spiffy! We're on a mission to support young leaders and entrepreneurs worldwide. Through Watson Institute's fellowships, we're tackling the challenge of giving young minds the essential tools, mentorship, and skills they need to lead impactful lives. Our free programs will help more than 2,400 young leaders this year, teaching them about starting businesses, leading, and being good global citizens. Our alumni have raised over USD 185 million, created 1,900 jobs, and helped ten million people worldwide.

Sarah Toms: Radically Transforming and Democratizing Education

Sarah Toms: Radically Transforming and Democratizing Education
Sarah: Happy to be here, Spiffy! Wharton Interactive is on a mission to radically transform and democratize education. Until now, the only way to deliver education at scale has been with Massive Online Classes (MOOCs), which struggle to retain students. Wharton Interactive has developed a new and more effective method. Built on our ARC platform, Alternate Reality Courses (ARCs) are a new breed of learning simulation. Every course combines world-class subject-matter expertise, hyper-immersive interactive fiction, the science of learning, and innovative game design. ARCs are deeply engaging, teach through experience, and promote robust and enduring knowledge. Early tests show significant increases in knowledge, satisfaction, and usefulness compared to traditional learning.