About Tristan Kruth

AE at TriplePoint PR and occasional contributor at Technapex. I'm particularly interested in video games and education, taking on arguments that don't make a lot of sense, and non-traditional ways of teaching people things.

Computers Can’t Help Close the Rich-Poor Education Gap


Between 2008 and 2010, the state of California gave out computers to more than 1,100 sixth to tenth grade students across central California. The idea was to test an ongoing concern in 21st century education: kids without computers at home Continue reading

Georgia Tech Now Offers A Computer Science Master’s Degree Online

Tech Tower at Georgia Tech

Just in time for Technapex’s upcoming MOOC Madness event, Georgia Tech announced on Tuesday that they will offer a master’s degree in computer science that can be earned entirely through online courses. To receive credit for the master’s, you’ll need Continue reading

Opinion: On this Whole Insane Stanford Debate

Palm Drive

The New Yorker wrote a mean article about Stanford, and Stanford people are very upset. In a blog post published on Monday, Nicholas Thompson commented on the departure of 12 Stanford undergraduates to work on a startup partly funded and Continue reading

I’m Going Back to School (Online) Part 1: Welcome Back!


After months of keeping an eye on MOOCs from afar, I have taken the plunge and signed up for  a Coursera class—A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior, taught by Duke professor and TED speaker Dan Ariely. The course was suggested Continue reading

Hakitzu Lets You Fight Robots with Other Robots and Learn Coding, Too


Educational game company Kuato Studios has unveiled its first coding game for kids called Hakitzu: Code of the Warrior. The game pits giant robots whose motions are controlled by increasingly sophisticated JavaScript commands against each other in a battle arena. Continue reading

Cardinal Online: Stanford University and edX Announce New Collaboration

NCAA Basketball: Pacific-10 Conference Tournament-Oregon State vs. Stanford

Add another school to team edX. Less than a month after releasing of their XBlock SDK on the path to genericcialis-2getrx.com becoming a fully open source online learning platform, Stanford has announced that they will be collaborating with cialis to Continue reading

MOOCs Get Big Boost From California Bill Backing Online Courses for Credit


In a press conference conducted via Google Hangout on Wednesday, California state Senator Darrell Steinberg introduced a bill that would allow California public universities to award credit for online classes. (Side note: only in California would a senator have a Google+ Continue reading

World of ClassCraft is the Coolest Educational Game Ever Made. Ever.


You would be hard pressed to find a teenager (particularly a teenage boy) who would rather go to school than play video games. For many years, edtech developers have tried to leverage that very simple choice between school and games Continue reading

“There’s a Market Failure Going On:” Salman Khan on the Failings and Future of Education

Salman Khan

Salman Khan recently spoke with The Stanford Daily about his thoughts on the trials facing the current higher educational system and its potentially bright future. The two part interview (the first part was published last week, the final part appeared Continue reading

Wanted: Tech Savvy Teachers

Technology Pic

A report from the National Association of State Boards of Education has highlighted the need for greater aptitude for technology in America’s teachers. While it has been widely acknowledged that teachers need improved tech skills for quite some time now, Continue reading