School of Everything

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School of Everything
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Type of site
Social enterprise, Education
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersLondon
Founder(s)Dougald Hine, et al.
CommercialYes
Launched2007; 14 years ago (2007)
Current statusDefunct

School of Everything was a website via which learners and teachers were able to search for each other.

History[edit]

School of Everything was founded by Dougald Hine, Andy Gibson, Mary Harrington, Paul Miller, and Peter Brownell in 2006. The site was first funded by the Young Foundation.[1][2]

It launched an alpha site in September 2007.[3]

In April 2008, it received £350,000 in funding.[4]

In 2008, it won a UK Catalyst award for the social use of technology[5] and a New Statesman New Media Award.[6]

In 2010, it was chosen by Becta and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills as its new platform for adult informal learning in the UK.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moules, Jonathan (October 21, 2008). "Two lessons in education". Financial Times.
  2. ^ Hine, Dougald (March 12, 2018). "The Long Journey HOME: On (Finally) Starting a School". Medium.
  3. ^ Butcher, Mike (September 28, 2007). "School of Everything quietly launches alpha site". TechCrunch.
  4. ^ Kiss, Jemima (28 April 2008). "Elevator Pitch: School of Everything scores £350K funding". The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Community network sites honoured". BBC News. 26 July 2008.
  6. ^ Morrow, Suzanne (17 July 2008). "New Statesman digital award winners". Chinwag.
  7. ^ "BECTA 2010 Annual Report" (PDF).