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INNOVATIONMay 4, 2020
An App A Day Keeps Boredom at Bay

The coronavirus has a lot of us sitting around the house these days, scrolling through our phones or tablets. Skimming Instagram and Twitter have become common ways to pass the time, and while you may not think more screen time is the answer to the quarantine blues, some apps are proving to have benefits for …

INNOVATIONApril 30, 2020
Blankets: Not Just for Snuggling

When we think of blankets, we often think of cozy nights and hot chocolate. But what if they had the power to change the course of healthcare technology, especially during the coronavirus pandemic? Executive MBA student, Olivia Lin, had this exact same thought. She wanted to combine her strong tech background and desire to create …

INNOVATIONApril 24, 2020
Miya Miya: Helping #ChangeTheCourse for Future Leaders

We are constantly amazed by the innovative spirit of our Quantic students and alumni who are pioneering solutions for today’s complex challenges. It’s this same spirit that drives us to push the boundaries of online education — to make it higher quality, more accessible, and more effective. You may be familiar with how we’ve innovated …

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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.

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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.

Inspectocat, courtesy of GitHub
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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