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Christopher McAndrew

Chris McAndrew is a senior journalism major at Temple University. Graduating in January, Chris hopes to find a job producing videos and writing for an entertainment media outlet. With a thirst for knowledge, he also plans to attend law school and pursue a career as a sports and entertainment attorney. Chris currently lives in Center City and enjoys learning new things about the city of Philadelphia.

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State of MOOCs: how free online college learning challenges higher education access

Dec. 23, 2013 12:30 pm

State of MOOCs: how free online college learning challenges higher education

The question is whether this inevitable and exciting step toward wider access will disrupt higher education in unforeseen ways.
How Northeast High School tripled college-eligible test scores in 6 years access

Dec. 2, 2013 12:30 pm

How Northeast High School tripled college-eligible test scores in 6 years

After years of dismal scores on college-placement AP exams, Northeast High changed its programming, added edtech software, tablets and set new goals. What followed was new buy in from teachers, parents and students and much better scores.
Digipuppets: Wharton edtech startup uses hardware for youth engagement access

Nov. 21, 2013 8:30 am

Digipuppets: Wharton edtech startup uses hardware for youth engagement

Digipuppets are character-orientated finger puppets that allow young children to playfully use the touchscreen of an iPad or other tablets. Not only can the puppets allow the user to use any feature on the touchscreen, but the characters are also integrated in the company's own games and books.
10 projects from third annual Apps for Philly Transit hackathon dev

Oct. 2, 2013 10:30 am

10 projects from third annual Apps for Philly Transit hackathon

A wide variety of apps were on display at Sunday’s demo and award portion of the event. The hacks ranged from apps that displayed bike parking and Penndot traffic cameras to climate trackers and Septa trip planners.
PennHacks: three winning projects from second hardware hackathon dev

Sep. 23, 2013 10:30 am

PennHacks: three winning projects from second hardware hackathon

Where other hackathons focus on computer software, the frenzied two-day event that was PennHacks showcased student abilities to build now-you-can-touch-it hardware.
Dear Philadelphia, “we deserve to be funded, we deserve to grow:” Bob Moul business

Sep. 9, 2013 12:30 pm

Dear Philadelphia, “we deserve to be funded, we deserve to grow:” Bob Moul

The biggest tip for all of the aspiring Philly entrepreneurs out there: get out of your own way. At least according to Bob Moul.

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