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‘Social Teaching’ Company Gets Buy-In From Capella Education

Reposted from the Chronicle Of Higher Education. Read the full article here.

What happened to music because of the Internet—going from few creators to many—is going to happen to education very soon, says Don Smithmier, and his new “social teaching” Web site,Sophia, is going to be part of that change. That’s a big claim for a small start-up now in beta testing, but it seems more plausible the fi...

Capella Education Company Invests in Sophia, an Innovative Education Technology Startup Company

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), a provider of exclusively online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University (www.capella.edu) has invested in an innovative startup company called Sophia - a social teaching and learning platform that integrates education with technology. Sophia was designed to connect people who want to learn with people who want to...

Digitizing The Learning Experience

Popularity, interaction and “stickiness” of sites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are fundamentally changing our culture. More time is being spent in front of screens (computer, TV, web, mobile); we’re valuing digital relationships and digital communication as much as personal (real life); and we expect the answer to many of our problems to be a mouse click away.

Today people are initiating...

Sophia Featured on MPR Forum on Social Education

Sophia received high marks recently when put to the test by educators and school administrators in conjunction with a recent MPR Forum hosted by Mid Morning Host Kerri Miller. Attendees at the January 26 event had a chance to try the social teaching and learning platform, and then participate in a discussion about technology’s role in the classroom.

Many topics were discussed during the hour-lo...