A Different Ecosystem
About Argos Education
In 2012 at a bar near the EDUCAUSE conference, Argos co-founders Curtiss Barnes and Michael Feldstein sketched out an idea for how the textbook industry needed to change to accommodate digital learning experiences.
The world wasn’t ready yet.
In early 2021, while their consulting company was facilitating an open-source collaboration, the two partners had a revelation. The project was a cooperative between Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI), Arizona State University’s Center for Education through Exploration (ETX), and the software development company Unicon to build a next-generation platform for digital curricular experiences. Curtiss had saved the notes from that 2012 conversation. The opportunity for real change had finally arrived.
Curtiss and Michael promptly founded Argos Education, which is both built on and contributes to that open-source project. Argos is the Ancient Greek city from which Perseus began his Hero’s Journey. Argos Education exists to support the s/heroes who teach and learn in classrooms every day.