The program formerly known as the Boston Startup School, which was co-founded by the managing director of TechStars Boston, has changed its name to the Startup Institute and is expanding to New York.
With the traditional college experience being assaulted as out of touch with real-world careers, a handful of coworking spaces are launching themselves into the gap, partnering with universities to reconnect classroom learning with a community of doers.
Inkling, the company that makes interactive, digital versions of textbooks for the iPad, is set to release its version of The Professional Chef, the official textbook of The Culinary Institute of America. It’s the first Inkling title that could have major appeal beyond the classroom.
Skillshare is riding the P2P wave and has built a platform for users to offer real-world classes of any kind to interested students. It is expanding to San Francisco and Philadelphia later this month and is closing its Series A round soon.
There are a lot of professions where continuing education is an absolute necessity. For professionals providing financial or legal services, for instance, it’s often a legal requirement to take a class every year or two. Even if it isn’t legally required, though, continuing education can be very useful. It allows you to stay up to speed in your field, which can be an important deciding factor if you’re trying to get hired by a new employer or want to take on a new type of project. Read More about Continuing Education for Web Workers