Google Classroom’s lackluster design is actually perfectly in line with the way we’ve always thought about the spaces we build for learning. Schools have by and large been conspicuously if not chronically underfunded, especially in comparison to spaces for work.
The last two months have proven that:
- There is lots of potential in online learning
- Most of the tools are, frankly, pretty poor
I hope Benedict Evans is right when he suggests that we are likely to see an explsion of startups in this space in the coming months.