Mar
04
2015

Silicon Valley backing Educational Technology

A recent article in the New York Times reports that Silicon Valley companies are rapidly expanding their investment in educational technology start ups. Investment has increased 55%, up to 1.87 billion from the year before. Edmodo, Pluralsight, and Remind are some ed tech companies that received large grants from venture capital firms to expand their … Continue reading Silicon Valley backing Educational Technology

Mar
04
2015

The Importance of Saving Dying Languages

Over the last 100 years, around 400 languages (1 every 3 months) has gone extinct and linguists estimate that over 50% of the remaining 6,500 world language will be extinct by the end of the 21st century. UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger lists 576 language as critically endangered. Currently, the top 10 … Continue reading The Importance of Saving Dying Languages

Mar
04
2015

Learning English Audio Project

The British Council has begun a project to distribute 500 solar powered mp3 players with English language learning materials into teacher training colleges and schools across Ethiopia. The impact is huge considering the cost of less than 1 GPB per student per year.  250,000 students are being reached and 2,000 teachers are being trained in … Continue reading Learning English Audio Project