Next-generation learning, designed by learners
Today’s students are tomorrow’s staff — and what and how they learn now will shape the caliber of the workforce we have later. That’s why Dell has chosen a group of 12 Under 22 entrepreneurs and leaders in education to serve as Youth Innovation Advisors (YIA), sharing with us their ideas about how to address the biggest challenges facing students and young visionaries today.
Dell believes students deserve a seat at the educational technology table to encourage them to make a direct impact on technology use in schools around the world. As the ultimate end users of the technology that schools deploy, the Dell 12 Under 22 will test, review and investigate future Dell education technology and solutions. They’ll use their first-hand understanding of modern learning environments to enlighten how technology and services can lead to better experiences in and outside of the classroom.
Using their insights and networks that rely on both social media and one-to-one relationships, YIA members will engage with educators, administrators and students to serve as advocates for the student voice. They’ll also maintain a working relationship with Dell strategists to ensure that we’re providing students with the tools they need to succeed in college and career.
Other key priorities the YIA team will tackle include:
- Addressing development of next-generation skills, student entrepreneurship, access to technology, connectivity in schools and other areas that affect student preparation for the future
- Representing, inspiring and mentoring other students to engage in their respective learning communities
- Recommending innovative recruitment strategies to help Dell achieve the 25 percent university recruiting commitment laid out in the company’s 2020 Legacy of Good Plan
- Working closely with Student Voice, a completely student-run, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening student-led initiatives around the world
This distinctive dozen of young leaders and entrepreneurs has the potential to shape technology products and services for students and educators around the world — but who are they? Get to know the YIA superstars better.