A GLIMPSE into the Digital Future at USC

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Tuesday, the University of Southern California (USC), a leader in digital research and a TriplePoint client, hosted GLIMPSE, a technology showcase featuring rarely-seen research presentations and demonstrations from departments across the university. We were fortunate enough to attend GLIMPSE and Continue reading

15 Ways to Reinvent College [Infographic]

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With all the problems facing higher education, wouldn’t it be nice if we could actually agree on some solutions? The Chronicle of Higher Education has proposed a few at least, and Online Universities has turned those solution into an infographic, Continue reading

Math A Pain To Anxious Students — Literally

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I used to be fairly convinced that doing math made me ill. Of course, long division didn’t kill me, despite my worst fears. But there is evidence that the anxiety math causes number-phobic schoolchildren everywhere is not only real, but Continue reading

What Tech Entrepreneurs Want from Obama

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Yesterday we recapped Obama’s views on education, looking back at some of his speeches on the campaign trail. Today, we’re taking a look at what tech entrepreneurs want from Obama over the next four years. Michael Copeland from Wired posted Continue reading

Successful Students Have Strong Life Skills, Not Just Cognitive Skills

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Today, Greg Toppo at USA Today examined how student success may be linked to personality traits more than specific cognitive skills. Specifically, scientists are starting to to consider traits like grit, perseverance, conscientiousness and optimism as indicators of how successful a student will be Continue reading

Citelighter Pro Making Online Research Easier for Students

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“I love writing research papers!” said no college student ever. Luckily for college students, New York-based startup Citelighter is aiming to make the painstaking research process a little easier on them. Citelighter has created an academic research platform to help students Continue reading

Launchpad Toys Research Study Results: App Boosts Student Creativity

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At a time when standardized tests get a lot of attention, it’s comforting to know that there are entrepreneurs out there who believe in the power of narrative and fight to preserve students’ imaginations. Launchpad Toys, the edutech startup that Continue reading

Wired Differently

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The Pew Research Center’s survey results on technology’s effect on the next generation were posted last week. The online survey of technology insiders, critics, and students taken at the end of 2011 didn’t reveal anything too surprising. 55% agreed with Continue reading