Mission

The Future of Learning™

Vision

NLET’s vision is for education to achieve or exceed technological and cultural parity with consumer, commercial and government information systems to better service individual learning.

Mission

NLET’s mission is to systematically assist in raising and sustaining the rate of learning for all individuals and institutions in the U.S. through the best technical, cultural, financial, and organizational means possible.

Goals & Objectives

NLET’s objective is to operate a modern research and development (R&D) incubator that will model and spin out new methods and solutions in its six goal areas of learner identity, public infrastructure, secure access, data science, math + programming, and workforce development.

Overview

NLET was formed to help create parity between the education sector and other sectors of the economy and government, to bring learning, education and technology into alignment so that human capital production in the U.S. can better match the human capital needs of the country.

NLET is uniquely situated to carry out its mission because it has developed a comprehensive strategy focused on sector change that is informed by organizational transformations, information technology utilization, and cultural adaptations outside of the education sector (in commerce, consumer life, and government).

Major transformations in education structure and delivery have occurred at least three times in U.S. history when education adapted to economic and social realities as the country evolved. Most pronounced of these was the transformation of education from the agrarian economy to the industrial economy. The country is now long overdue for an educational transformation from the industrial economy to the information society and the knowledge economy.

Within the United States significant transformations have already occurred in all sectors of the consumer and commercial economy and are on-going in healthcare and government services.   These transformations have included changes in organization, regulation, distribution of information, increased responsibility on the part of individuals, and reliance on Web-based data-rich technologies.

In light of these changes, the U.S. education system has seen incremental improvement as well failure in certain schools, districts and states with education technology, data systems and digital content, but a comprehensive set of transformations aimed at culture change and individual agency and the research and development to support them has not yet occurred