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how we came to be
The firm was co-founded by Lawrence Feld and Stephen Straker who came together with a mission to change the world’s relationship with learning. Lawrence’s proven method and educational expertise partnered with Stephen’s technology and business background led to the inception of Next Knowledge.
our social mandate
The team at Next Knowledge believe that education is a right -- not a privilege -- and they have designed their tools to help the many, not just the few. Because they passionately believe that quality education should be accessible to all, they are working to make that a reality.
Embedded in their business model is a social mandate to help as many people as possible. Next Knowledge stands behind a “buy one, give one” model: with every paid membership, Next Knowledge will give one to someone in need.
The business model aims to partner Next Knowledge with its members to deliver lasting social value. Together, they can break down the barriers of learning for those who might not have access to the resources they need and deserve.
join us in creating lasting social value for individuals and communities
Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder of Next Knowledge, Lawrence Feld, developed our method - LIRN - over thirty years ago after exhausting his entire toolkit while helping a child that was struggling to pass in school, in spite of an extremely high IQ.
Since developing the method, LIRN (patent pending) has been demonstrated to work effectively on thousands of learners from a broad range of ages and abilities.
Next Knowledge’s Artificial Learning Intelligence & Comprehension Engine, Alice, is the digital delivery agent of the LIRN method. Alice was designed to be a companion on a learner’s journey, always available and ready to give them a starting place in the materials at hand.
The primary issue with beginning to learn new material is finding a starting point: understanding what the material is about, what the various aspects of the material include - its topic, subtopics - and how to organize it into an approachable frame for studying and writing. Using artificial intelligence paired with a traditional proven methodology, Alice creates suggestions around topics, relevant highlights and more, providing a starting point and ongoing guide for the reader.
Alice is designed to help any learner. The key is the companion nature of Alice: she stays with you while you are learning, making suggestions and helping you create study materials that will be beneficial to your long-term retention. Alice is as effective for the high-functioning learner with excellent study habits as she is for the under-functioning learner with fractured study and learning habits - and everyone in between.
in a nutshell
Next Knowledge is a learning company working to transform the way learners learn and teachers teach. Using a proven method and A.I.-powered tools, the team is striving to remove barriers that prevent individuals from achieving a mastery of comprehension and retention that will benefit them in every stage of life.
To help reach as many people as possible, with each paid membership Next Knowledge has committed to giving a membership to someone in need. Their mandate is to provide lasting social value by delivering a proven method to help people comprehend, retain and reuse information... forever.
links for more
Click here to access our frequently asked questions.
You can download more information about our founders here (bios and pics).
You can download our logo here (various formats).
And, screenshots from Alice can be downloaded here (various screens).
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For more information or to arrange for an interview, contact us today.
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blog posts & media articles
Our co-founders regularly publish blog posts in our Founders' Corner.
Mar 27, 2021
Napanee native launches A.I. powered Next Knowledge to make learning accessible to all