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Pindex: curating your education experience

With a culture of self-improvement established in the mainstream, Stephen Fry’s new tech start-up Pindex aims to be a ‘Pinterest for education’. Can this invitation-only service emulate the success of TED and make learning an awe-inspiring experience for both students and teachers?

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With a culture of self-improvement firmly established in the mainstream, comedian and actor Stephen Fry has quietly launched his latest tech start-up, Pindex – a ‘Pinterest for education’. “When it is easy to lose faith in an online world that seems to centre around trolling, bullying, hating, trivialising and belittling, it is worth remembering the incredible power of the internet to inform and educate, lucidly and entertainingly,” he says. [1]

The four-person Pindex team includes a teacher and a parent who were “frustrated with the lack of engaging material in schools.” [2] But can this invitation-only ...

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