I’ve been a course developer at Knewton for just over 2 years. Prior to that, I served as a New York Teaching Fellow and completed my Masters in Education at Fordham University, where I wrote my thesis paper on the effects of teachers’ epistemological beliefs on the successful implementation of student-centered teaching practices. A few weeks ago, I decided to share some of my knowledge on the subject of student-centered or “constructivist” teaching with my… Read more
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What do German board games have to do with the gamification of education? As it turns out, quite a lot. Check out this Knewton brownbag talk by our very own James Boo — self-declared board game geek and founder of the long-standing German Board Game Night at Knewton HQ — for a fun, informative look at what German board games can teach us about student engagement, agency, and more.
Welcome back to another installment of Knewton’s brownbag series! This time, I took matters into my own hands to bring you “What is Teaching, Anyway?” I realized that while Knewton is an education company, not many people in our office actually “teach” in the traditional sense. But whether giving Hack Day presentations, talks like this one, or just leading a meeting, everyone’s jobs incorporate elements of teaching sometimes. Check out my thoughts on what the… Read more
It’s that time again – time for our third WTF video! This time, we’re going back to our technology roots with “WTF are Programming Languages and APIs?” led by API Community Manager and Senior Software Engineer Devon Jones. Check out the video for a short history of programming languages, what they really are, and how they work. Leave any questions, comments, or suggestions for future WTF talks in the comments!
Welcome to our second installment of the WTF series, where experts explain something you’ve always wanted to know in terms you can understand. This week, check out WTF is Startup Marketing?, presented by Robbie Mitchell, a Senior Marketing Associate at Knewton. Marketing is an indispensable part of any company’s strategy, but how does it really work? What makes marketing a start-up different? Watch the video below to find out.
Here at Knewton, we’re lucky enough to work with some of the brightest educators, developers, designers, and marketing gurus around. With so much brainpower floating around, it might seem like it should be easy to learn from one another. But what we realized recently is that while we want to share knowledge and bounce ideas off one another, often it feels like we’re all speaking different languages. We’re such n00bs when it comes to the… Read more