Top Hat Monocle, the Toronto-based provider of mobile-based classroom response systems, has decided to get Lasik and has dropped the ‘monocle’ from its name and logo. Top Hat, as the company will now be known, is celebrating this move with the launch of a redesigned corporate site at TopHat.com and, more importantly, it also switching to a freemium model where classes with fewer than 30… → Read More
Top Hat Monocle, the Toronto, Canada-based service that provides a web-based clicker and online homework tool that aims to make large lecture-based classes more engaging, just announced that it is expanding its reach to the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand. The company also announced that more than 25,000 students are currently signed up to use the services in the… → Read More
If you attended a university, you likely took at least one class where you sat in a lecture hall with at least fifty other bedraggled, hungover students. In that case, you may be familiar with those hand-held clickers distributed by professors to allow students to “click” their responses to questions they ask during class. Well, in the event you’re unfamiliar, Toronto-based startup Top Hat… → Read More
Cell phones, tablets and laptops have become pervasive among student populations and, while they bring plenty of potential for distraction, one startup sees an opportunity to use these new tools of student communication to create a more interactive and engaging educational experience. Launching in 2010, the Toronto and San Francisco-based Top Hat Monocle has evolved from a simple polling system… → Read More
Over the last few years, we’ve seen technology start to play an increasingly disruptive role in both primary and secondary education. As more and more startups jump into the game, we’ve seen a rise in “blended learning,” which aims to increase the productivity of teachers and students through the strategic integration of web, mobile, and cloud technologies into the classroom.