Education

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A new prototype project claims to make learning a second language easier by injecting learning exercises into the microseconds people spend waiting for replies on chat apps like Google Chat, iMessage, Skype, Snapchat and others. The application uses the brief window when the ellipses dominate the screen as an opportunity to spring a vocabulary quiz.More →

Students hoping to improve fertility treatments and keep food from spoiling while it’s being shipped were among the winners of the Harvard Innovation Lab’s annual Deans’ Challenge competition.

The challenge asks teams of students to submit proposals that might solve specific issues within categories chosen by the university: cultural entrepreneurship, health and life sciences, innovation in sports, and food systems.More →

A psychology professor from Connecticut is offering students writing term papers, lawyers prepping for a case, and anyone challenged with thumbing through a stack of electronic documents a way to streamline their research. His solution: an app that can help them mark up electronic documents and arrange those sections by theme.More →

Boston is both the capital of American higher education and one of the country’s top centers for technology entrepreneurship. So it makes sense that entrepreneurs here would be interested in rethinking the big business of college.

Today, two of those companies are joining forces. Valore, a nine-year-old Boston company that runs online marketplace sites for textbooks and student loans, is acquiring online learning startup Boundless, which provides digital alternatives to textbooks.More →