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November 2014
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Learning From Autodidacts

Autodidacts are rare, but their proclivities for learning drive many of today's assumptions about how educational technology should promote self-directed learning.

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs, founders and leaders of three of the most successful tech companies in the world, are famous autodidacts, known for dropping out of college to pursue their passions. They learned by means other than school, including voracious reading, talking to experts, and plenty of trial and error.

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