via TechCrunch:

There’s a huge landscape of skills worth kids learning now that schools aren’t teaching, and a new set of teachers who aren’t full-time educators willing to help them.

Couldn’t be more true.

If this works out well for JAM it could be a truly powerful marketplace for those interested in “filling the gaps” for their kids, connecting qualified and passionate teachers with those willing and interested to consume.

As one who’s very interested in making education work at-home, experimenting with these newer services isn’t a risk, ever. I assume that most of the tools and the companies behind them will not survive the ups and downs of startup life and find working business models – that’s fine as I wouldn’t want to be married to any particular educational system and strategy / implementation.

In a way, the very fact that many of these newer services are experimental is a good thing as they will naturally test the boundaries of value, education, entertainment, and the technology that delivers those things.

Check out JAM if you’d like.