Service charges users when they don’t do their study, pays them when they do
One way to motivate humans to do anything is to provide rewards when they achieve and punishment when they fail, which has been the basis of apps such as GymPact, the platform that uses money as a tool for stimulus for keeping fit. Reworking the model for students, StudyPact gives students financial prizes for completing a set amount of work each week, with penalties for missed deadlines. READ MORE…

Service charges users when they don’t do their study, pays them when they do

One way to motivate humans to do anything is to provide rewards when they achieve and punishment when they fail, which has been the basis of apps such as GymPact, the platform that uses money as a tool for stimulus for keeping fit. Reworking the model for students, StudyPact gives students financial prizes for completing a set amount of work each week, with penalties for missed deadlines. READ MORE…

Platform opens up today’s student research to businesses
It’s obvious that there’s a market for connecting graduates and businesses, but why wait until young people have finished their studies? We’ve already seen ideas such as ESADE Business School‘s speed-dating events for projects looking to hire relevant students before they’ve left college, and now Eulergy hopes to open up the research being carried out by current undergraduates and PhD students to businesses that could learn from their findings. READ MORE…

Platform opens up today’s student research to businesses

It’s obvious that there’s a market for connecting graduates and businesses, but why wait until young people have finished their studies? We’ve already seen ideas such as ESADE Business School‘s speed-dating events for projects looking to hire relevant students before they’ve left college, and now Eulergy hopes to open up the research being carried out by current undergraduates and PhD students to businesses that could learn from their findings. READ MORE…

Platform showcases students STEM skills to future employers and colleges
We’ve already seen a social network for kids that enables them to showcase their DIY talents, but our latest spotting aims to go one step further. GradFly is a platform for young students to build an online portfolio of their science projects, in order to attract colleges and employers when they leave school. READ MORE…

Platform showcases students STEM skills to future employers and colleges

We’ve already seen a social network for kids that enables them to showcase their DIY talents, but our latest spotting aims to go one step further. GradFly is a platform for young students to build an online portfolio of their science projects, in order to attract colleges and employers when they leave school. READ MORE…

Community housing scheme encourages home sharing
Projects such as Renew Australia have already tried to make use of urban space that is temporarily empty. Looking for a more long-term solution to the problem of housing in the university town of St John’s, Newfoundland, Home Share aims to connect students looking for affordable accommodation with those over 50 living alone. READ MORE…

Community housing scheme encourages home sharing

Projects such as Renew Australia have already tried to make use of urban space that is temporarily empty. Looking for a more long-term solution to the problem of housing in the university town of St John’s, Newfoundland, Home Share aims to connect students looking for affordable accommodation with those over 50 living alone. READ MORE…

PC math game responds to kids’ emotions as they learn
It’s long been known that a spoonful of sugar helps the proverbial medicine go down, and perhaps one of the best illustrations is the use of gaming in education. Canadian SMARTeacher has now come up with a novel twist on that concept, by developing a PC math game that not only recognizes children’s emotions as they learn, but also adapts the game accordingly. READ MORE…

PC math game responds to kids’ emotions as they learn

It’s long been known that a spoonful of sugar helps the proverbial medicine go down, and perhaps one of the best illustrations is the use of gaming in education. Canadian SMARTeacher has now come up with a novel twist on that concept, by developing a PC math game that not only recognizes children’s emotions as they learn, but also adapts the game accordingly. READ MORE…

Wise Words with Aaron Priest and Adam Seithel

Student life can be one of the most carefree, liberating experiences a person is likely to have. Alongside meeting new people in a new environment, the educational benefits can be numerous. However, many students will have money worries and, as such, any penny-saving tips are no doubt welcome. Here’s where Raygun comes in. Founded by two men who decided to offer a service where they would analyze each new edition of a college textbook and detail all the changes and additions that had been included — so that every student would know exactly what the extra money they were spending was going on. READ MORE…

Expensive textbook updates rated for usefulness
Both new and returning college students heading onto campus this month will find themselves facing the daunting costs of reading list textbooks, especially when their tutors suggest they purchase the latest editions. Raygun aims to help learners cut down their financial outgoings by offering CLONE reports, which identify those textbook updates with little value compared to the potentially cheaper previous edition. READ MORE…

Expensive textbook updates rated for usefulness

Both new and returning college students heading onto campus this month will find themselves facing the daunting costs of reading list textbooks, especially when their tutors suggest they purchase the latest editions. Raygun aims to help learners cut down their financial outgoings by offering CLONE reports, which identify those textbook updates with little value compared to the potentially cheaper previous edition. READ MORE…

Social Q&A platform enables higher education students to share knowledge
The internet has proven to be an essential go-to tool for acquiring knowledge, with sites such as Yahoo Answers and Wikipedia improving users’ general knowledge across the globe, and now we’ve come across a platform tailored specifically to those in higher education. New site Kroupys, based in the Netherlands, aims to make student knowledge sharing across universities easier. READ MORE…

Social Q&A platform enables higher education students to share knowledge

The internet has proven to be an essential go-to tool for acquiring knowledge, with sites such as Yahoo Answers and Wikipedia improving users’ general knowledge across the globe, and now we’ve come across a platform tailored specifically to those in higher education. New site Kroupys, based in the Netherlands, aims to make student knowledge sharing across universities easier. READ MORE…

Homemade meals delivered directly to students’ doors

Having recently written about the gourmet dining available from Air France’s roving New York truck, we now turn our attention to the other end of  the food quality scale: student dining. Not known for being high on  nutritional value, University student meals often pale in comparison to  those once cooked at home. Hoping to bring a little of that home comfort  and healthy eating back onto campus, we’ve now discovered US-based GW Bites. READ MORE…

Homemade meals delivered directly to students’ doors

Having recently written about the gourmet dining available from Air France’s roving New York truck, we now turn our attention to the other end of the food quality scale: student dining. Not known for being high on nutritional value, University student meals often pale in comparison to those once cooked at home. Hoping to bring a little of that home comfort and healthy eating back onto campus, we’ve now discovered US-based GW Bites. READ MORE…