A few months ago, StudyMode was featured on HigherEdLive to discuss the future of Ed Tech Tools (like ours) and its integration into higher education. We also discussed our findings about tech-friendly students that we posted about a while back.
StudyMode’s Frontend Development team doubled in size last month, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to now have 2 people concentrating on rolling out delightful user interfaces. Here’s our newest hire in his own words. Welcome Ruben!
My name is Ruben Custodio and I am a Peruvian-American developer working out here in Los Angeles. I grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA and also attended Cal Poly SLO. I think of myself as a relaxed, down-to-earth guy who loves music and being active. I have played guitar for about 8 years and I find it relaxing to either play my favorite covers or just doodle around in E minor. My favorite sports are as follows: Snowboarding, Football, Soccer and Basketball. I played many sports growing up and I’ve always had a competitive edge. As a side note I am engaged to be wed in May of 2015 and I couldn’t be happier.
Here at StudyMode, we’re all about students inspiring other students. In the next few weeks, we will be posting helpful tips and inspiring quotes from other students. If you have an inspiring experience or tips on how you’ve used StudyMode to help with your research, get involved, and reach out to us on our StudyMode Facebook Page.
We are proud to announce the introduction of Cram Folders! Over the past few weeks we have developed a solution to allow our users to intelligently group their flashcard sets in a meaningful way.
How do Cram Folders Work?
Cram Folders allow users to add structure to their flashcard sets and create folders for grouping of like sets. You can add to your folders any flashcard set you own or one of the millions of public flashcard sets available on the site. Basic users receive access to 2 folders while premium subscribers can use additional sets to further group their content. Upgrade to Premium today to get the most out of your account on cram.com.
You can access your personal Cram Folders at any time by using the drop-down at the top of any page on cram.com. This will give you quick access to your folders no matter where you are.
An Updated Dashboard Page
We’ve updated the dashboard page with a new structure to make way for our new folders. Here you can see a list of all of your folders along with reference to the number of flashcard sets in each folder. Click in to any folder to see a full set of related flashcard sets.
Landed #7 in the Best Small Business Category
LOS ANGELES, August 28, 2014– StudyMode, an ed-tech company dedicated to helping students succeed in school, has been named one of 2014’s Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. The program, created by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group, is in its eighth year. StudyMode has been placed number seven out of a list of 21 in the Best Small Business category.
“At StudyMode, the people are the most important asset we have,” said Blaine Vess, Co-founder and CEO of StudyMode. “We’re continually focused on investing in training and development to the benefit of our employees and our company.”
StudyMode, founded in 1999, is headquartered in West Hollywood. Vess and his team have created a collaborative work environment that encourages self-direction and personal responsibility. StudyMode employees enjoy perks including regular catered lunches, massage chairs, flexible hours, fully paid health coverage for employees and their dependents, and a casual dress code.
Six in 10 Students Think Coding Will Be a Competitive Advantage to Job Hunters; Only 23 Percent Know How to Code
Study shows 59 percent of students who don’t code would like to learn but haven’t had the opportunity
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2014 – StudyMode, an ed-tech company dedicated to helping students succeed in school, today announced the results of its “Student Psyche Report” on students and coding, which asked approximately 1,000 StudyMode.com student members about their experience with computer programming. The study found that while 61 percent of students believe coding will be a competitive advantage when they are ready to find a job, less than one-quarter (23 percent) currently know at least one programming language, with the number dropping to one-fifth (20 percent) among high school students.
Among students who don’t know how to code, 59 percent said they’d like to learn how, but haven’t had the opportunity, and 30 percent said they’re just not interested in learning. Only 8 percent said they’d tried and found it too hard. Of those who do code, more than half (54 percent) learned in school, and three in 10 (30 percent) are self-taught.
Most students believe the jobs of the future will involve coding. Two-thirds (67 percent) think that some or almost all jobs will require coding by the time they’ve finished their education. When it comes to their own personal futures, however, students are less certain. Thirty-seven percent say it’s somewhat or very likely that their future careers will require coding, while 32 percent think it’s somewhat or very unlikely, and another 30 percent aren’t sure either way.
“I know from personal experience how important coding skills are in today’s world,” said StudyMode co-founder and CEO Blaine Vess. “I taught myself to code in college and today StudyMode.com and its sister sites help more than 90 million students each month. I’m glad to see that so many students today recognize its importance, and hope that number will grow in the future.”
Other StudyMode findings include:
In July 2014, StudyMode surveyed approximately 1,000 student members. The sample set represents males and females ranging from high school through college. Approximately 40 percent of respondents indicated they were in college; 34 percent indicated high school; 20 percent indicated graduate school and 6 percent indicated 8th grade or below. Respondents were predominantly female (57 percent).