Bill Gates On Higher Education: We Requires A Lot More Than Just Simply Looking Out Ways To Read

Posted on Jun 27 2012 - 10:09am by Editorial Staff

Bill Gates, the man who himself never finished college, but always eager to shaping future for others. This is what we have seen in Bill Gate’s recent in-depth interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education. According to Gates, Microsoft co-founder, education does not just only need ways to read but in simple words it requires a lot more.

“Just giving people devices, that has a really terrible track record. You really have to change the curriculum and the teacher and those things, and it’s never going to work on a device where you don’t have keyboard-type input. I mean, students aren’t there just to read things — they’re supposed to actually be able to write and communicate, and so this is a lot more in the PC realm —it’s going to be a low-cost PC that lets them be highly interactive.”

Asking about future plans as a foundation, Gates said simply “basically no,” until the areas picked up on global scale:

“Until we achieve our goals in the areas we picked—globally, it’s really health, agriculture, things having to do with helping poor people, and here in the U.S. it’s education—because these are tough-enough problems. We want to learn, make mistakes, try new things out, find new partners. And so until we’ve done something quite dramatic, which in the best case would be in 10 to 20 years, we’re not going to move on and do something else.”

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