Hippasus is a consulting firm, founded by Dr.
Ruben R. Puentedura, designed
to help transform education by combining a broad range of information technologies
with novel educational approaches and a set of rigorous metrics for the evaluation of results.
Hippasus brings together expertise from the realms of technology, pedagogy,
and administration. Because of this, Hippasus can avoid overly narrow approaches,
allowing theoretical design, practical implementation, and evaluation of
results to function as a seamless process. Drawing upon more than a decade
of original research into new media-based solutions, and two decades of applied
research into pedagogical approaches, Hippasus can boast a range of experience,
conceptual frameworks, and solutions not currently provided by other firms.
Finally, Hippasus views education as an essential component of the life of
any growing, vital institution. Thus, in addition to K-12 and higher education
institutions, libraries and museums, Hippasus also considers its clientele
to include emerging technology companies.
Hippasus works in partnership with your institution to identify, implement,
and evaluate solutions that are best suited for your needs. This can take
a wide variety of forms, ranging from “prepackaged” solution
bundles for widely encountered challenges in academic instruction, through
intensive courses for faculty, technologists, and managers, to targeted project-oriented
consultation. Our services are based upon a flexible and scalable range of
options - we are not tied to a particular platform or toolset, and find that
best solutions can usually be achieved with a mix of tools of both proprietary
and open source origin.
Hippasus of Metapontum was a Greek Pythagorean philosopher who discovered
that the square root of two cannot be expressed as the ratio of two integers
(i.e., as a rational number). This discovery effectively transformed mathematical thought
- it required the creation of a whole new class of numbers (the irrational numbers) in
addition to the previously known integers and rational numbers. The name of the company
honors those thinkers who, like Hippasus, transform an entire field with subtle discoveries
and observations - this is the type of thinking that we hope to bring to education.
We welcome your inquiries - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
© 2004 Ruben R. Puentedura