If we change our perspective to consider macro problems in pursuit of systemwide education outcomes—and if we develop holistic, data-driven strategies that take into account the goals, resources, and constraints of each actor—then we will be more successful in implementing broader educational reform.
Even though we have researched and tested innovative educational strategies in pockets of the world, it has been difficult to scale change in this sector.
Applying systems thinking means:
iPass is focused on using tech-mediated coaching to enable student success in college. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funded 42 universities and two systems (in Tennessee and North Carolina) in implementing iPass programs.
iPass applies systems thinking in three ways: