Announcing the Next Technapex Event: EdTech Investor Panel on May 23rd

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We’re thrilled to announce the lineup of our next Technapex event! We’re bringing together investors from NewSchools Venture Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Impact at Scale and Learn Capital for a panel discussion on the growing number of investments in edtech Continue reading

TED-Ed Allows Teachers to Customize Learning Content Around TED Videos

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The last time we talked about TED-Ed here at Technapex, they had just launched their YouTube channel so curated TED videos would be freely accessible to YouTube’s large audience. Yesterday, TED-Ed announced their  new website, ed.ted.com, where teachers can better Continue reading

UC Berkeley Building its Own Campus-Wide Online Platform

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UC Berkeley today announced they’re in the process of designing and building a new online platform called CalCentral. The goal of the platform is to improve cross-campus communication among administration, students, and faculty. UC Berkeley students, like myself last year, Continue reading

Robo-Graders: Boon or Bane?

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After spending hours taking standardized tests, students often have to wait months to receive score results. What inevitably takes the longest to grade are the essays. Pearson education company estimates that human graders, working at their fastest, may be able Continue reading

Interactive Whiteboards – The Next iPad?

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In a recent press release, Simba Information showed just how impactful interactive whiteboards have become, stating that interactive whiteboards (or IWBs) “were used in 29.5% of K-12 classrooms for at least 5.1 hours a day…IWBs were found to have the Continue reading

Course Hero Here to Save the Day

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What did I tell you about flipping the university? The Minerva Project is not the only startup taking the college experience entirely online. Course Hero is creating a business out of curating already available YouTube videos into teacher-approved business and Continue reading

Integrating Accessible Technology into Early Learning Environments to Close the Achievement Gap

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After three years of research, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC ) and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media recently released a joint position statement titled “Technology and Interactive Media as Tools Continue reading

Bringing College Courses to the Masses

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Today the Wall Street Journal covered startups offering online education courses, featuring Udacity Inc. Free online courses, like those found on Udacity, extend educational opportunities beyond the university walls. For example, Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun, used to teach a small Continue reading

You Don’t Need a Fortune to Start Learning

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Online resource for college students, OnlineUniversities.com, published a list of the top 50 free STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) sources this week. That means at any given time, should you feel the urge to “get your math on” – Continue reading

Video: Relive TriplePoint’s Technapex EduTech Panel

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We’re excited to share the video footage from our Technapex EduTech Panel! Check it out below to hear the key takeaways on innovation in education tech. We’ll be hosting another edutech event next month so stay tuned for more details. Continue reading