We’ve just launched Catapult to the widespread public today and it’s already generating excitement online. Read more below:
Andrew James of PandoDaily:
…So this week they launched Catapult, the initiative is an incentive-based program that lets students inside OpenStudy raise cash from friends and family to spur them on into achieving their learning goals. It’s like a Kickstarter for education goals.
Financially incentivizing education has been recognized as an important – albeit controversial – catalyst for achieving academic success.
From Seth Weinstein of Tinywork:
OpenStudy’s newest update, Catapult, is an effort to incentivize learning by giving students the opportunity to get paid for it. Through the website, students can set up simple learning goals like “get an A on this essay” or “finish my science fair project”. Friends and family can then pledge money towards those goals, and the student collects if the goal is reached.
OpenStudy has always been about polish, and it shows in how put-together this service is…
All things considered, I’m excited for this update. My parents gave me money when I was a kid if I made the grades, and I distinctly remember being ecstatic. OpenStudy has once again broke the mold with a feature that makes learning more fun and less of a hassle. If you’re a student, check it out, set up some goals, get knowledge, and get paid.