This guy left Google to put the power of big data into small classrooms

Forbes reports that Prasad Ram (aka Pram) is founder, creator, and CEO of Gooru, “an open and collaborative online community where the best free materials for learning can be found, created, remixed and shared.” Gooru harnesses the power of data to enable personalized learning. Pram used to be a big research scientist: head of R&D for Google India and CTO for Yahoo YHOO India. He also contributed to the development of Google Maps, News, and Translate. Now, he’s dedicated to Gooru, a platform that describes itself as “a non-profit education technology start-up in Silicon Valley with a mission to honor the human right to education.”

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