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Adam Brimo — How an app could be better than traditional universities

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Are traditional universities outdated?

There are a lot of misconceptions about online learning - but our next guest has no time for them.

Adam Brimo is the CEO and Founder of OpenLearning, the online social learning platform which is changing education, forever. OpenLearning currently supports over 1.5 million students across 5,000 courses and has been adopted with huge success by leading institutions and government bodies around the world.

Watch this episode to hear from Adam what it's like to build an international business, how you can expect a CEO/Founder's role to change over time as a business grows, and the future of the tertiary and online education space.

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"Institutions and students need more flexible forms of education that are delivering more on the outcomes they need to get a job in the future."

— Adam Brimo

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 1:22 - How Adam was able to get 60% of Malaysian universities to use OpenLearning
  • 3:43 - The core components in OpenLearning that help build quality education courses
  • 5:29 - Managing a company across multiple countries
  • 9:13 - The tools used to help the OpenLearning team stay connected to the company across different countries
  • 11:13 - The type of people OpenLearning look for in their hiring process
  • 11:40 - Why we are nowhere near full digitisation and modernisation of the education experience despite being a lot of disruption already
  • 15:28 - The key principles for making education more compelling
  • 21:05 - Adam’s experience of running the business as it’s changed
  • 28:38 - Future rounds of raising capital for OpenLearning
  • 31:38 - Make It Happen In A Minute

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