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OUR FACULTYMay 16, 2022
Quantic Live: A Conversation with Director of Quantic & Valar Career Services, Lisa Thomson

Enjoy our conversation with Director of Career Services for Quantic and Valar Institute, Lisa Thomson, Ed.D.. Lisa discussed everything from Quantic’s career services resources, common misconceptions about networking, and how to enhance your presence on LinkedIn. Lisa is a career coach and connector, specializing in helping people discover and realize their potential, regardless of industry, life stage, …

OUR FACULTYMay 16, 2022
Quantic Live: A Conversation with Dr. Nan Zhang, Quantic Marketing SME

Do you want to learn more about the Quantic student experience? Enjoy our conversation with Quantic Marketing SME, Dr. Nan Zhang!  Dr. Zhang has worked in multiple roles as researcher, consultant, and professor. Her research focus is the impact of consumer’s identity on social media communication. She received her PhD in marketing from Southern Illinois University. …

STUDENT SPOTLIGHTMay 16, 2022
Quantic Live: A Conversation with Salesforce Director, Grant Glaser

Enjoy our conversation with  Quantic Alum, Salesforce Director and Sales Leader Excellence Coach, Grant Glaser! With over a decade of experience in technology & software, Grant has worked in a variety of roles including, Business Development, Solution Engineering, Learning Design, Strategy, Sales Enablement, and Executive Coaching. Currently, Grant works in leadership development as an executive coach helping new …

OUR FACULTYMay 16, 2022
Quantic Live: A Conversation with Director of Quantic & Valar Career Services, Lisa Thomson

Enjoy our conversation with Director of Career Services for Quantic and Valar Institute, Lisa Thomson, Ed.D.. Lisa discussed everything from Quantic’s career services resources, common misconceptions about networking, and how to enhance your presence on LinkedIn. Lisa is a career coach and connector, specializing in helping people discover and realize their potential, regardless of industry, life stage, …

OUR FACULTYMay 16, 2022
Quantic Live: A Conversation with Dr. Nan Zhang, Quantic Marketing SME

Do you want to learn more about the Quantic student experience? Enjoy our conversation with Quantic Marketing SME, Dr. Nan Zhang!  Dr. Zhang has worked in multiple roles as researcher, consultant, and professor. Her research focus is the impact of consumer’s identity on social media communication. She received her PhD in marketing from Southern Illinois University. …

STUDENT SPOTLIGHTMay 16, 2022
Quantic Live: A Conversation with Salesforce Director, Grant Glaser

Enjoy our conversation with  Quantic Alum, Salesforce Director and Sales Leader Excellence Coach, Grant Glaser! With over a decade of experience in technology & software, Grant has worked in a variety of roles including, Business Development, Solution Engineering, Learning Design, Strategy, Sales Enablement, and Executive Coaching. Currently, Grant works in leadership development as an executive coach helping new …

OUR FACULTYMay 16, 2022
Quantic Live: A Conversation with Dr. Nan Zhang, Quantic Marketing SME

Do you want to learn more about the Quantic student experience? Enjoy our conversation with Quantic Marketing SME, Dr. Nan Zhang!  Dr. Zhang has worked in multiple roles as researcher, consultant, and professor. Her research focus is the impact of consumer’s identity on social media communication. She received her PhD in marketing from Southern Illinois University. …

STUDENT SPOTLIGHTMay 16, 2022
Quantic Live: A Conversation with Salesforce Director, Grant Glaser

Enjoy our conversation with  Quantic Alum, Salesforce Director and Sales Leader Excellence Coach, Grant Glaser! With over a decade of experience in technology & software, Grant has worked in a variety of roles including, Business Development, Solution Engineering, Learning Design, Strategy, Sales Enablement, and Executive Coaching. Currently, Grant works in leadership development as an executive coach helping new …

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EDUCATIONJanuary 20, 2016
An Interview with Michael Horn on the future of EdTech

Michael Horn, author of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools talks about disruption in the EdTech space.

EDUCATIONDecember 8, 2015
The Whole Foods Secret: A Longer Line with Shorter Wait Times

You’re waiting in the check-out line. It’s long. You question: Isn’t a multiple-line system more efficient?

EDUCATIONNovember 18, 2015
How Your Team Can Make Better Decisions By Conquering the Asch Effect

Sometimes a meeting that ends in consensus isn’t a good thing! Here are tips to avoid bad decisions resulting from group pressure to conform.

EDUCATIONOctober 26, 2015
What’s it like to be a Quantic Content Developer?

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CAREER PLANNINGOctober 9, 2015
Five Simple Steps to Push Your Application to the Top

In just a few simple steps you can make a huge difference in getting your application noticed when applying for a new job.

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EDUCATIONJune 11, 2015
The Blue Ocean Mind

In my third year of running Rosetta Stone as CEO, I opened the book Blue Ocean Strategy, and it was a pivotal moment.

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EDUCATIONFebruary 3, 2015
Git Bisect Debugging with Feature Branches

Inspectocat, courtesy of GitHub At Pedago, we follow the GitHub Flow model of software development. Changes to our app are made in feature branches, which are discussed, tested, code reviewed, and merged into master before deploying to staging and production. This approach has become pretty common, and in most cases does a good job of …

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INNOVATIONJanuary 28, 2015
Fixturies: The speed of fixtures and the maintainability of factories

We had a rails app. We used factories in our tests, and it took ten minutes to run them all.  That was too slow. (spoiler alert: by the end of this blog post, they will run in one minute.) We suspected that we could speed up the test run time by using fixtures instead, but worried …

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EDUCATIONDecember 9, 2014
text-transform: An Unlikely Source of Jank

Here at Pedago, we take a hard look at the performance of our applications so that our users don’t have to experience any troublesome hiccups (or “jank”) that might otherwise sour a sweet learning experience. While “performance” can cover a wide array of metrics, we tend to be extremely critical of browser overhead (script execution, …

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