Beyond the Data Teams With MN State Mankato To Teach The Masses About Big Data

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“January 17, 2018 – Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWeb) – Beyond the Data LLC, an innovative new education and advisory organization, today announced it is partnering with Minnesota State University, Mankato to offer a new certificate program that will jump-start working professionals in the Twin Cities into understanding and taking advantage of data & analytics and, in doing so, enhance their careers.”

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Minnesota Schools Start Outfitting Buses With WiFi

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By Dan Tynan, Edtech Magazine

“Students in Minnesota who live nearly an hour from a big city log plenty of time on buses, whether they’re traveling to away games with the hockey team or going on field trips with the science club.

Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minn., wanted to make those long bus rides more productive and help teachers put that otherwise wasted time to good use. But to do that they needed to put the internet on wheels.”

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Edutech Startup URTURN Is Raising $750k To Help Students Graduate

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Eductech startup UR TURN is raising $750k in debt financing with $50k received, per SEC disclosure.

Formed in 2016 by Dr. Angie Eilers based on 25+ years of research, UR TURN provides technology tools that turn the grade book into an automated advisor for students, families and educators navigating middle and high school years:

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Strayer To Swallow Capella In ~2B Combo Deal

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Strayer Education, Inc. and Capella Education Company Combine to Create a National Leader in Education Innovation. Merger of Equals Brings Together Two Best-in-Class Academic Institutions.  Strayer University and Capella University to Continue Operations as Independent, Accredited Institutions of Higher Education; Faculty and Academic Support Service Positions at Both Universities to Be Maintained.”

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Hoonuit Acquires Whitewater Learning

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Hoonuit, the catalyst for education excellence through data analytics and professional development, announces the launch of university accredited professional learning courses.

The courses will be provided through Pathways, a new enhancement to Hoonuit’s online professional development solution, which groups similar modules together to provide a well-rounded study of a topic. Each pathway has required modules, and a number of elective modules to enable personalization.”

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Beta.MN/Byte: Studioso

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product?

Studioso

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does it create value for them?

Studioso is an app that was created to ease student practice frustration and facilitate the lives music educators. It connects music teachers to their students, optimizes student practice, and enables both teacher and student to accurately visualize progress.

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Meet A Minnesota CTO: Shivani Stumpf, Hoonuit

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Thank you Andcor Companies for underwriting our Meet a Minnesota CTO series, where we get up close and personal with Minnesota’s chief techies!

The CTO: Shivani Stumpf, Hoonuit

How long have you been working in technology for and what is your technical background?

I’ve been working in tech for 15+ years across various industries including education, retail, sports, ad-tech and consulting among others. I have a bachelors and masters in Computer Sciences. I completed my masters from St. Cloud State University.

My career has consisted of various roles in engineering, product management, and solution engineering. This diversity of interdisciplinary experiences has been one of the most powerful assets in my career, allowing me to evaluate a business’ objectives from various unique perspectives.

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Shivani Stumpf Named CTO At Hoonuit

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“MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hoonuit, a leading provider of analytics and professional development solutions, announces that Shivani Stumpf has been named Chief Technology Officer, with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s product management, content development, engineering and IT operations across the product portfolio to help educators maximize student success.”

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