Posts Tagged: education

Crowdsourced homework helper Brainly brings the answers to Asia

Crowdsourced homework helper Brainly brings the answers to Asia

Crowdsourced homework helper Brainly is now rolling out country-specific sites for several Asian nations.

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 6:40 pm
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ClassDo is a complete virtual classroom that gets out of the way

"ClassDo believes that technology cannot replace teachers, technology has to empower teachers instead," says ClassDo CEO Chiew Farn Chung.

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Tencent versus Alibaba: a complete guide to an increasingly fierce rivalry (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tencent (HKG:0700) is the world’s fourth largest web company, and Alibaba is on the verge of history’s largest tech IPO. Both o...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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In Indonesia, national exam will be held online for the first time in 2015

The tests will be conducted in school computer labs and submitted via the Internet to a server. A trial will be held by 2015 in selected sch...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Khawna brings education outside the traditional classrooms

20-year-old Gian Scottie Javelona’s claim to fame happened around two years ago when he developed a mobile portal for his own university. ...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Action Stack

Action Stack aims to create more qualified tech professionals through its series of workshops

There is a gap that needs to be answered in the tech education sector in the Philippines, and a new education startup, Action Stack, has eme...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Code Club wants to teach kids coding in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s school IT lessons turn students into secretaries, but Code Club wants to teach them coding instead

“Currently, ICT lessons in primary and secondary schools teach MS Office programs as default. Essentially they’re teaching child...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 4:05 pm
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This new app helps Koreans and Japanese speak English like it’s their first language

Korean educational startup Smatoos, known for its BeNative apps, has just launched an iOS app called Formula for English Conversation (our t...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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This entrepreneur ditched a dream job at HTC for a pink bunny named TuTu

Startup founders often refer to their projects as “their babies” – implying that running a business requires the same amount of em...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 10:47 am
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This Lenovo-funded startup connects English teachers with learners in China

Haowaijiao focuses on Chinese adults who want to learn English online. In a country where English classes in schools place too much emphasis...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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A dilemma over Indonesia’s curriculum that “removes” IT studies in schools

Did you know that Indonesian schools no longer offer IT (information technology and communication) curriculum since last July? The move has ...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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How a Vietnamese education startup uses Google Glass to teach English

Topica is pioneering a new method of using Google Glass to teach students English online. Finally, a practical use of Google Glass.

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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quipper mobile learning

Startup gets $5.8 million to make elearning fun, expands to Southeast Asia

Quipper, a London-based mobile learning company founded in 2010 by Masa Watanabe, co-founder of Japanese mobile social gaming giant DeNA, di...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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An education app’s dilemma: most are crap, and freemium doesn’t work

Andrew Friday is passionate about teaching kids to read using technology, but he knows full well the odds are stacked against him. He co-fou...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Chinese Coursera-style education portal scores $16.5 million funding

Uniquedu, the maker of China’s Coursera-style online education portal Kaikeba, secured RMB 100 million (US$16.5 million) in series A ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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Codemi brings online learning to Indonesia

Online learning has grown exponentially over the past few years, with western organizations like Codeacademy and ranking among som...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 9:11 pm
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Singapore plans to introduce programming lessons in public schools to boost the economy

Update on January 15: Added a statement from IDA about its plans. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), a government agency...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 2:38 pm
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Blame game: what’s the root of Chinese entrepreneurs’ “lack of creativity”?

It’s a common stigma: Chinese people aren’t creative. They can only copy, they aren’t good critical thinkers, and they can...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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