On March 6, the Institute For Education hosted the Emerging Markets Roundtable at the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Her Excellency Dr. Alia Hatoug-Bouran, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and IFE CEO Coach Kathy Kemper welcomed guests, and Her Excellency highlighted the importance of education as one of the pillars for growth in Jordan enabling job creation and stimulating economic growth. EMR Founder John Paul Farmer introduced the honored guest, Ron Packard, CEO and founder of K¹², America’s largest provider of online education for grades K-12. Ron led the discussion on the power and role of the internet and technology in education as tools that enable the delivery of world-class education transcending geographical boundaries. The group went on to discuss the demographics of individualized education and how online education transcends socio-economic boundaries, learning abilities, religions and provides flexibility in learning and freedom of choice. Guests in attendance included EMR founders John Paul Farmer, Andrew C. Mitchell and Aaron Sokasian, EMR Member Chris Parmentier, IFE Board of Stewards Chair Marci Robinson, IFE Fellow Pascale Dumit, Fawaz Bibeisi, Scott Freund, Michael Lythcott, Douglas Mellinger, Decker Ngongang and Brian Snow.
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