Congratulations to the newest Memperor!

by on 16 July 2014

This week has seen the creation of the newest member of the second-highest Memrise rank, Memperor. Massive congratulations to suba on reaching those dizzy heights! (See this thread for the full list of Memrise ranks!)

Seeing suba's astonishing speed of progress - 50 million points in just 10 months and...

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Toki Pona - A personal learning adventure

by on 6 June 2014

-Hey! Where are you?

-I’m in tomo lipu.

[That's a fragment of a Whatsapp conversation]

“And where is that?”, I thought. Tomo is an indoor space and lipu is a flat bendable thing… but what is this flat house he’s talking about? Welcome to my daily Toki...

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Our first Memrise Meetup

by on 29 May 2014

We’re blessed at Memrise with a wonderful office space in the East of London- a converted chapel with lots of room for gatherings, and many special features (such as an AGA to cook on, and a floor that began life in Buckingham Palace). We frequently use this space for...

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Stepup.io - editing YouTube videos to help you learn languages

by on 23 April 2014

Today I met a startup called Stepup.io, who have built a tool that lets you cut up any youtube video into "steps". The steps loop round and you can annotate and embed the stepped-up videos on other sites. I've seen other companies that create that kind of videos...

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What might John Dewey think about the Ed Tech revolution?

by on 25 March 2014

I was re-reading John Dewey’s 1938 book Experience & Education at the weekend, when I came across this quote which I found particularly, almost presciently, relevant to today's discussions about the role of technology in education:

"We may reject knowledge of the past as the end of education and...

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