January 23, 2018

Babbel acquires PlaySay in bid to bolster US language learning presence

Babbel's been doing a solid job of picking up users as it attempts to help people around the world learn new tongues over their lunch breaks, but evidently, it's not picking up steam in the US as well as it would like. The remedy? Buy the market share one so desires. Today, the company has announced the acquisition of San Francisco's own PlaySay -- … [Read more...]

The Education Community is mourning the death of a prominent Vancouver Early Learning expert

A UBC researcher and expert in early learning has passed away. Vancouver School Board Chair Patti Bacchus says Dr. Clyde Hertzman was a leader in research and education regarding the impacts of poverty on early learning -- and on early childhood education in general. She says Hertzman was well-known to everyone in the educational community. "And I … [Read more...]

Ladies Learning Code Vancouver :: Intro to HTML/CSS

Is this workshop for you? This workshop has been designed for absolute beginners. If you know absolutely nothing about coding or computer programming, you’ve come to the right place! Our only expectation is that you know how to open up a web browser and do something online like checking your email. (But if you’re reading this, we’re pretty sure you … [Read more...]

Ladies Learning Code :: Intro to JavaScript

What is Ladies Learning Code? We're a not-for-profit startup in Toronto who provide women (and men*) the opportunity to learn beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way. We're all about showing people that learning to hack can be fun! en are welcome to attend workshops (and they do!), but we … [Read more...]

Babbel launches subscription-based language learning program for iPad

Looks as if there's a new twist in the language learning game. Following the release of a basics guide on the iPad last year, Babbel has decided to bring most of its 11 language guides to Apple's tablet line -- but rather than forcing customers to fork out giant sums for the full monty, it's offering tools in smaller subscription chunks. Learners … [Read more...]

LeapFrog reveals LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS learning tablets, priced at $70 and $100

Got a youngster who ain't keen on waiting for his or her Surface of choice to ship? There's a LeapFrog for that. The name in educational slates has just revealed a pair of refreshed gizmos, the LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS. Boasting higher resolution front and rear cameras / video recorders, twice the memory (4GB) compared to the original and an even … [Read more...]

03/08/2012 – Social Enterprise Day of Learning

Social Enterprise MeetUp & Social Enterprise Dragons 2012 will combine for a Day of Learning, during which Enterprising Non-Profits and a group of valued social enterprise advisors will share ideas and lessons to increase social entrepreneurs’ impact in their communities. Blending social values and core business takes a special set of skills … [Read more...]