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In Conversation: Supporting Critical Teaching Tasks with an Online Platform

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A day in the life of a teacher consists of many different tasks: planning and teaching lessons, assigning out-of-class practice, tests and quizzes, and monitoring learner and class progress. Teachers have been doing these tasks for years, in one form or another, and each task comes with its own unique challenges.

Recently, National Geographic Learning undertook a research project to understand these challenges, and to identify the specific tasks that could be better supported through integrated digital tools. In this session, we interview Matt Nespoli, VP, Technical Product Management, to learn more about this research, and how the findings are being used to shape a new all-in-one platform that helps National Geographic Learning bring the world to the classroom and our programs to life. We want to make it easier for teachers to focus on what they do best – teaching their classes and inspiring their students.


Matt Nespoli is Vice President of Technology for National Geographic Learning, based in Boston. He is responsible for the digital strategy and roadmap for National Geographic Learning’s digital platforms, including MyELT and the new Online Practice platform. Before joining National Geographic Learning in 2021, Matt served as Head of Analytics and Personalized Learning for Cengage’s US Higher Education business, where he was responsible for creating differentiated analytics products for teachers and administrators. Matt earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a B.A. in Economics from Villanova University.
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