Esme Learning Solutions was founded in 2019 by digital learning pioneers Beth Porter (edX, Pearson) and David Shrier (Oxford, MIT). Synthesising their professional and academic experience, they continually strive to advance online learning utilising the most advanced technologies and the latest research in cognitive science and neuroscience.
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Beth Porter is the Co-Founder of Esme Learning Solutions and Founder & CEO of Riff Analytics. A former VP at Pearson Education and edX, Beth’s highly sought-after expertise stems from a deep passion for education and desire to provide the highest quality tech-enabled learning experiences. Beth has led pioneering research and developed products that transform online teaching and learning, including driving the Open edX initiative at edX and architecting the original Texas OnCourse program. Her engagements in higher education include researcher and lecturer at the MIT Media Lab and Boston University Questrom School of Business.
Co-Founder and Managing Director
David is a globally recognized thought leader in technology and educational innovation. The portfolio of digital classes he created for MIT and University of Oxford has engaged more than 15,000 innovators in over 150 countries, and revolutionized the model for university short-course offerings.
He is a Professor of Practice (AI & Innovation) with Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, and an Associate Fellow with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He previously was the first and only New Ventures Officer with MIT, where he also served as a Lecturer.
David has published five books in the past five years focused on technology disruption, the three most recent of which with MIT Press or Little Brown. His next book, Augmenting Your Career: How to Win at Work in the Age of AI, will be published by Little Brown in April 2021.
Forbes, 17 August 2020
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MSN, 24 May 2020
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