Stuck with your Homework? There is an App for that!
Also, as a bonus to my readers of Disrupt Education here on Big Think, you will find the upcoming EDUKWEST interview I did with Gautam earlier today exclusively linked below this article as audio file. Once more, I was wowed by an entrepreneur with a truly big vision for education on a global scale, and once again this entrepreneur has his roots in India.
But back to Motuto, an application that solves a problem we are familiar with from our days in school or university. Doing your homework you get stuck with a problem you are not able to solve. What to do? Back in the days we probably grabbed some more books and searched for an answer, called a friend or simply gave up.
Today, all the student needs is an iPhone or iPad 2. He loads the Motuto app, takes a picture of the problem he needs to solve and then gets instantly connected with a real, flesh and bone tutor. Within the app the student will be able to chat with the tutor and to use a collaborative whiteboard in order to solve the problem. The tutor is trained to not give the answer but to assist the student in getting the right answer on his own.
Sessions are separated into 20 minutes and Motuto are positive that most problems will be solved in that time frame. If it takes longer, another 20 minutes will be charged. Which brings us to the pricing: $4.99 for the first, $1.99 for each additional 20 minutes.
In my opinion, this is one of the smartest products I have seen in education for a while and the potential, especially seen in the bigger picture of Castle Rock Research’s road map, is huge.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
Entrepreneur and author Andrew Horn shares his rules for becoming an assured conversationalist.
- To avoid basing action on external validation, you need to find your "authentic voice" and use it.
- Finding your voice requires asking the right questions of yourself.
- There are 3-5 questions that you would generally want to ask people you are talking to.
Sarco assisted suicide pods come in three different styles, and allow you to die quickly and painlessly. They're even quite beautiful to look at.
Death: it happens to everyone (except, apparently, Keanu Reeves). But while the impoverished and lower-class people of the world die in the same ol' ways—cancer, heart disease, and so forth—the upper classes can choose hip and cool new ways to die. Now, there's an assisted-suicide pod so chic and so stylin' that peeps (young people still say peeps, right?) are calling it the "Tesla" of death... it's called... the Sarco!
Swiss researchers identify new dangers of modern cocaine.
- Cocaine cut with anti-worming adulterant levamisole may cause brain damage.
- Levamisole can thin out the prefrontal cortex and affect cognitive skills.
- Government health programs should encourage testing of cocaine for purity.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.