Today is a big day for our team. SlideRule is now Springboard. When we founded the company in 2013, our goal was to create tools to enable lifelong learners to build new skills and advance your careers. We started by organizing existing online courseware through search and curated learning paths. While these tools were popular, […]

Yale professor Robert Shiller is best known for writing Irrational Exuberance and predicting the mid-2000s housing bubble and the ensuing financial crisis. And for winning the Economics Nobel last year for his work on behavioral economics. What’s less known is that he loves to teach! He still teaches a 300-person freshman class at Yale. And […]

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? “I want to be a better photographer”. And for good reason! Few things evoke the instant emotional response a great photo does. It’s what made Instagram worth a billion dollars to Facebook. […]

Global spending on video games is set to exceed that on movies, and the average 21-year old has racked up 10,000 hours of gaming! The best games and game designers can tap into human psychology in a way that we can all learn something from. Maybe you’re a gamer curious about the psychology of game […]

Wharton professor Christian Terwiesch teaches one of the most popular online courses — An Introduction to Operations Management — with over 200,000 students enrolled to date. The course is part of Wharton’s Foundation Series, an initiative to bring the school’s first year core MBA curriculum online. Professor Terwiesch is a favorite among students at Wharton […]

Last month, we surveyed online learners about their needs and preferences. Thanks to many of you who participated in the survey, we now have over 200 responses, and a handful of insights to share! MIT OpenCourseWare has the highest brand awareness at 82%, Coursera is just shy at 81%. Impressive that Coursera has been able […]