Manuel Mattke, Author at Opportunity Education

Author: Manuel Mattke

5 Family Commitments for Distance Learning

After several months of distance learning, it's clear that most students managed it, but the results weren't great in most schools. With coronavirus infections rising again around the country, more distance learning is likely for many... Read More

3 Superpowers Every High School Student Needs

If your high school student is like most across the US this past spring, they might have been bored and frustrated. There are three “superpowers” every high school student needs to learn and grow in our complicated world.... Read More

Seamless Learning in the Time of Covid-19

Take a moment and consider this question: why are so many schools not working “normally”? Why has learning been so disrupted that student progress and growth has slowed since March, and that most students won’t manage the next... Read More

What does it (actually) take to succeed at work today?

Succeeding at work in today’s world requires different habits and skills than Frederick Winslow Taylor, the father of scientific management, would have prioritized. Thus, OE provides an educational experience to students that will... Read More

The Myth of Digital Natives

Today’s students are fundamentally different as they are “digital natives", which some people believe gives them unique cognitive abilities. However, our experience with Quest Forward Learning has shown this assumption to be wrong.... Read More

The Elements of Good Game Design Behind Quest Forward Learning

Quest Forward Learning and the Quest! app are focused on engaging students with choice, relevant materials, and a range of subtle design elements drawn from game design. Learn more about we thought about game play when designing the... Read More

A Unique Take on Tech

Understanding the powerful role technology plays in education today, Quest Forward Learning builds on a powerful technology framework and multiple, interconnected apps for curriculum design. Unlike education tech companies, however,... Read More

Quest Forward Learning Introduces Courses

The "course" feature in the Quest! app enables learners to focus their discovery and learning in a more structured manner, while preserving their ability to access quests based on their interests, and to work at their own pace.... Read More