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Open Study – Design Boost Team Profile

March 11, 2010

Open Study is a project out of Flat World Knowledge looking to use a mobile application in which learners participate in particular learning activities (such as quizzes and flashcards or other interactive exercises), provides clear feedback on performance by being tightly coupled to relevant chunked textbook content delivered just in time to the learner. Learners can share the results of their study activities with others via the usual mechanisms such as Facebook.

Formal v. Informal Education

Formal v. Informal Education

March 11, 2010

Joi Ito (Startl boardmember and friend) was ideating on the question of educating the other day, and was kind enough to share these early-stage provocative thoughts with the Startl community. What are your thoughts on the formal versus informal education debate?

Can the iPhone Change Education?

March 9, 2010

In case you missed the article back in December , Wired’s How the iPhone Could Reboot Education  reported on an innovative pilot program at Abilene Christian University. 1,000 freshman each received an iPhone or iPod.  The program allowed the University to see how their “always on” student population and devices shaped the way students lived, studied and learned.  With the iPad coming out, will this [...]

Educatek by Frogtek – Design Boost Team Profile

March 7, 2010

Educatek focuses on the female door-to-door salesforce spurred on the strong corporate client interest in a sales-training program for a 700,000 member female salesforce.

Project NOAH – Design Boost Team Profile

Project NOAH – Design Boost Team Profile

March 7, 2010

Project Noah (Networked organisms and habitats) is reaching students and nature enthusiasts of all ages. A mobile application that nature lovers can use to explore, document, and discuss local wildlife and a common technology platform that research groups can use to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

EcoExplorer – Design Boost Team Profile

March 7, 2010

The EcoExplorer team out of Purdue University brings environmental learning to mobile using real-world sensor data and solve puzzles.

Laser Recall – Design Boost Team Profile

Laser Recall – Design Boost Team Profile

March 7, 2010

Meet Laser Recall, focused on Middle and High School learners who want to perform better on tests by building brain fitness based learning tools through a series of visual and auditory working memory exercises.

ToonTastic – Design Boost Team Profile

ToonTastic – Design Boost Team Profile

March 3, 2010

ToonTastic is one of the select team that will participate in our Mobile Design Boost. See how they are empowering children with storytelling and animation tools.

Startl Announces Participants for Mobile Design Boost

March 2, 2010

The Startl Team is thrilled to announce the participants of our first Design Boost focusing on mobile applications for learning. Meet the selected teams!

Have a Design Boost or Accelerator Program Question?

Have a Design Boost or Accelerator Program Question?

February 18, 2010

We have the answers! We’ve had tremendous interest in our upcoming Mobile Design Boost in March and summer Accelerator Program. Along with the interest, there have also been numerous questions. We have put together FAQs…

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