Our mission is to close the gap between "learning" and "readiness." For too often, we see Learners in all walks of life struggling to translate the concepts they have learned and the competencies they have acquired into real, actionable knowledge. Smart decisions. Leadership. Effective collaboration. Merging "book smarts" and "street smarts" into something greater than the sum of its parts...
The good news is that we have the tools to fix this; in fact, we've always had them. Caseworx believes in the power of storytelling as a teaching tool. It is the oldest, most effective form of learning we have as humans. Narrative and story have taught us the most fundamental things about ourselves, from our religion to our national identity to our moral obligations. Moreover, if you look at the most advanced forms of learning that we practice in elite institutions -- action learning, oral histories, ethnographic studies, trauma therapy, case studies -- narrative construction plays a pivotal role. Educators have known the power of story for a long, long time...
The problem is that we're not effectively delivering it to new types of Learners: the corporate learners, distance and blended learners, international students, continuing learners and more. Traditional education does a poor job of distributing the highest impact pedagogies to Learners in non-traditional pathways...an exploding portion of the $200B global Corporate/HigherEd Market. We don't do multimedia well. Or collaboration. Or experiential learning.
From our HQ in lovely Long Beach, California, Caseworx has built a platform for interactive, multimedia story training. Simply put, we are what the Harvard Case Study wanted to be when it grew up: interactive video storytelling, powerful collaboration spaces and a data-driven map of how we go about making decisions in complex situations. We take the elite pedagogies like scenario and case learning, we make it emotional and interactive...and we give it to everyone.
An old mentor Peter Guber used to say: "The problem is not that don't teach people who to make a widget. We do that very well. The problem is that we don't teach people how to get the widget made." It is more than learning facts and formulas. It is more than a set of skills. It is more than teaching grit. It's about bringing all of those qualities together, so that our future leaders and innovators can do the things that every great organization needs. Make great decisions. Lead. Collaborate. Inspire.