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So far Taru Kumpulainen has created 18 blog entries.
1 03, 2016

We Are Hiring a Software Developer

We Are Hiring: A Software Developer SkillzzUp Oy is growth minded company from Tampere Finland. We create educational software focusing on skill assessment tools. Our goal is to make assessment easy for the teachers, help every student understand their unique strengths and [...]

28 02, 2016

Meet us at Gess Dubai, 1.-3. March

When it comes to education, Finland stands at the head of the class. The Finnish stand, N40, at GESS Dubai 2016 offers show visitors the chance to connect with SkillzzUp and other Finnish experts. Finnish EdTech companies combine world-class pedagogical [...]

24 02, 2016

Why Do We Assess Students?

Written By Kimmo Kumpulainen, CEO & Founder of SkillzzUp In business life measuring, metrics and performance have always been ways to get people to do the things management wants. Why? It is because people will focus their energy to the things [...]

18 11, 2015

Teenage Brains and Learning

Written By Kimmo Kumpulainen, CEO & Founder of SkillzzUp According to an urban legend Socrates said 2500 years ago: “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in [...]

28 08, 2015

The Missing Link of the Learning Cycle

Written by Kimmo Kumpulainen, CEO & Founder of SkillzzUp I'm a strong believer in David A. Kolb’s Learning Cycle. It’s a compact and comprehensive description on how we learn. But how does it work in real life today? What tools [...]

2 12, 2014

SLUSH 2014 – Latest Trends in K-12 Education (Part 2)

Here are my notes from Slush 2014 Educational key note speakers. In Part 1 I covered trends that suited best for kindergarten – grade 12 (K – 12) education. In this part 2 I will focus on the megatrends of the [...]

28 11, 2014

SLUSH 2014 – Latest Trends in K-12 Education (Part 1)

Among thousands of others enthuastics SkillzzUp attended Slush 2014, one of the leading Start Up events of its kind in the world. Here are our notes from the Educational key note speakers. In this Part 1 I will cover trends that suit best [...]