What is Hippasus?

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.

How is Hippasus different from other consulting firms?

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.

What types of services does Hippasus provide?

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.

Where does Hippasus' name come from?

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.

How can I contact Hippasus?

We welcome your inquiries - please email us at information@hippasus.com