CEO and co-founder of Getsmarter Sam Paddock is in the boardroom with Kieno Kammies.
His vision for online education began when he was at UCT back in 2002, and has come a long way since then.
Getsmarter brings certified online short courses from the world’s leading universities designed for busy, working professionals.
There is no secret successful formula to making a business work. But there are some really smart and clear guidelines. Research shows that luck is No.1, but luck is not enough.— Sam paddock, CEO Getsmarter
He says the core of their company is the people.
We have a talented team of 350 very energised, very smart individuals. And that makes up the raw opportunity, the core opportunity of what Getsmarter means.— Sam Paddock, CEO Getsmarter
The also choose to work with legendary brands in South Africa and worldwide because that is what working professionals are interested in.
They want to build competence and confidence and be certified by universities that have cache, that have value in the eyes of the employers and of course themselves.— Sam Paddock, CEO Getsmarter
Their third successful element is they employ a people-mediated model, which ensures a 90% completion rate which he says stands out from the other moocs (massive open online course).
Listen below to Sam explain the success of Getsmarter and their unique office space:
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