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Myngle is nominated for the Europas

As these are the first Europas of TechCrunch in Europe I can understand that not everything is working at 100%. But adding companies at the last days of voting seems a bit odd to me.

Yesterday Myngle was added to the list of The Europas: Best Web Application Or Service (EMEA) but by now everybody should have voted anyway.

The same happened to Busuu.com, btw. They were added to the list on monday.

So right now it is a vote of “who has the fastest, biggest and most active community”.

italki officially launches its Language Tutoring Marketplace

A few days ago I received an email from Toffler Niemuth of italki.com about their announcement of launching a language tutoring marketplace on their site.

Back in january I already did a brief post about this platform but I think they are a decent alternative to Myngle.com and eduFire.com which are in the same market segment for the asian and indian sector. Therefore, lets have a look what italki offers to teachers and students.

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Sparrows vs Falcons

No, I did not change the topic of this blog from online education to ornithology. This is more like one of these psychological tests in women’s magazines “Which animal are you?”.

Infact, it is a metaphor I made up from a blog post in the Myngle forum about the new visibility of “old” teachers due to the new group lessons and which I wanted to share with you.

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A Historic Day for Online Education

First!

First!

Sunday, March 8th 2009. A truly historic day for the online education sector. This day will be remembered as the day the first group lesson on Myngle.com took place while on eduFire.com the first participant took part in a lesson from 30.000 feet above the ground!

We are living in great times, no, in important times! Thanks to the internet education can tear down the last barriers and you can be a part of it.

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One Million Euro Backing for Myngle and the Hot Teacher Affair

First of all the news that started this affair about “hot teachers”. Myngle.com got a backing from Radobank about 1.000.000 Euros. I first heard about it via Twitter and yesterday Myngle got a post on techcrunch.com. Well, just another post you might think. But no, one sentence in this very post started the fire:

Unfortunately, we were unable to confirm if all the female teachers are as hot as Milagros.

It’s all about the word “hot” of course.

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Myngle introduces Waiting Lists for Teachers

This topic rumored around amongst the teachers in the Myngle forum for a while.
On saturday Marina Tognetti, CEO of Myngle announced officially that there is such a waiting list for new signed in teachers.

And today Elisa Delaini, the education manager of Myngle, explained in the Myngle blog how the waiting list works and how it will affect new teachers on Myngle.

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Soon on Myngle: Classes with up to five Students

Today Myngle announced that they will launch the possibility of class sessions on their platform. The feature will be available somewhere around the 2nd of march according to their announcement.

This makes Myngle the third provider of group lessons on the internet next to WiZiQ and eduFire.

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Just a quick Update

I took some days off and headed down south to Bordeaux just to relax a bit and sort some thoughts I came up with in the past couple of weeks.

There will be a recap of my trip in my private blog “My Brittany“. If you are interested how I spent my free time, you can have a look over there ;). And there will be a professionel recap of my decisions in this blog here, of course.

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