Toronto startup Top Hat’s software boosts student participation

Dr. Ian Hunt teaches two courses with about 200 students in each class. In the past, the University of Calgary chemistry instructor says, “there were one or two students who would be always

Published on: June 4th, 2013 Grant Buckler

New crowdfunding site helps students raise money for tuition costs

Toronto startup Scolaris.ca has just launched a beta version of its site that lets students crowdfund to help pay for their college or university education. Students can use the site to raise tuition

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

Microsoft invests $300 million in new Barnes & Noble subsidiary

Microsoft will invest US$300 million in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, which will include the digital Nook and College businesses of Barnes & Noble, the companies said in a joint statement on

Published on: April 30th, 2012

Toronto students behind Firefox browser’s amazing overhaul

Before Armen Gasparnian took an open source coding course at Toronto's Seneca College, it had never even occurred to him to use a Web browser other than Internet Explorer. “I didn't understand why

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

University arms students with free iPhones

A class of chatty college freshman sits in a large lecture hall at a small-town-Texas university, debating the merits of presidential candidate Barack Obama's proposed healthcare reforms. The conversation becomes heated at times,

Published on: October 8th, 2008 Al Sacco