|NEW ZEALAND'S EDUCATION
Internet Entrepreneur of the Year: Craig Smith, Education Perfect
Craig Smith was still in high school when he developed his online self-study aid, Language Perfect in 2003.
Smith took that idea and four years later joined forces with his brother, Shane, and their friend, Scott Cardwell, to launch Education Perfect, which today is one of the most?used educational websites on the planet, and home to one of the largest global online language competitions.
Education Perfect is designed to teach pupils simple concepts across many subjects, including maths, science, history, English, biology, accounting and enterprise, and this year, has helped students answer more than 500 million questions from 300,000 students.
After being launched on the back of an NBR Audacious Award winin 2007, Education Perfect has grown from three employees to a staff of 30, aiming to provide the software support its founders see lacking in online curricula.
Used by over 300,000 students from 1,100 schools, Education Perfect is the ultimate online learning, revision, and assessment tool.
The Education Perfect suite is accessible from any computer with internet access and all the content is built to follow the Australian and New Zealand curriculum so students are learning content relevant to them.