Another major US foundation aims to transform education through technology, this time with the help of Twitter cofounder Biz Stone. Others foundations with this aim include The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (through the Next Generation Learning Challenge) and The George Lucas Educational Foundation (creator and sponsor of Edutopia.com).
New Nonprofit Aims at Tech Collaboration, Social Change
by Grant Gross, IDG News / PC World Business Center / 23 February 2011
One goal of ConvergeUS, the brainchild of the TechNet IT CEO network and Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, is to convene diverse groups to work on a “technology innovation blueprint,” a plan for using technology and social media to drive social change, its founders said. ConvergeUS will work with three other groups each year to work on social issues, with a summit every year where top thinkers in technology and social issues will gather in Silicon Valley, said Rey Ramsey, TechNet’s CEO.