About Claire Perlman

Claire Perlman is a senior at UC Berkeley who covers Technapex's higher education beat. She is majoring in English literature and worked at her college’s student newspaper, The Daily Californian, for two years as a science reporter and news editor. She is currently working at UC Berkeley’s Mark Twain Project transcribing Twain’s letters and unpublished manuscripts.

UC Regents Discuss Plans to Spur Growth in Online Education

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In the next few years, students at the University of California could take four — or about 10 percent — of their required classes online. Or at least that’s what the UC Board of Regents is hoping. After a presentation Continue reading

Experts, UC Faculty Meet to Discuss Future of Online Education

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In 2010, in the midst of the state’s continued divestment from the University of California and no end to tuition hikes in sight, UC administrators hatched a plan that would bring in much-needed revenue and put the university at the Continue reading

McGraw-Hill Education Launches Suite of Adaptive Learning Products


Adding to the success of its LearnSmart program, McGraw-Hill Education announced Tuesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show the creation of an array of adaptive learning tools for college students. The products — which together with LearnSmart, compose the LearnSmart Continue reading

iPad Helps Special Education Students Learn, Communicate


In another example of special education teachers using iPads and other tablets to help their students express themselves in the classroom, one New York teacher has tested around 900 apps to teach her students a variety of skills. Vicki Windman, Continue reading

Recruiters Recommend Downplaying Online Component of Online MBAs


As online education finds its place in the world, one of the biggest challenges its proponents have faced is persuading the cialisvsviagra-toprx.com rest of the education community that it is as legitimate as traditional education. Online business schools are having Continue reading

Researchers Track Cultural Change Google Books Word Database

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Google has viagra epocrates viagra wiki converted almost 15 million books into electronic documents — around 15 percent of all the books ever published. Five million of those, or about 500 billion words, have http://onlinepharmacy-viagra.com/ gone online in a searchable Continue reading

Students in Special Education Classroom Use iPads to Make Music

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Their instruments were unconventional, to say the least. Instead of a clarinet or a trumpet, the students in P.S. 177’s band made music on their tablets. For the students in the Queens, N.Y. classroom — all of whom have severe Continue reading

Educational Apps Don’t Go Beyond ABCs


Education has taken on a new dimension with the advent of interactive apps and e-books— or at least it should have. But literacy experts are arguing that the most popular education apps do little to promote real reading comprehension in Continue reading

U.K. Rivals American MOOCs with FutureLearn


As online education takes off in the United States, universities across the pond are taking notice. Eleven of the United Kingdom’s top universities have signed on to join the Open University, adding their names to the growing list of prestigious Continue reading

Schoola Provides Innovative Boost in Funding to Schools


With ever-deepening cuts to school districts across the country, schools have come to depend on local fundraisers to fill their coffers. The usual suspects — the cookie dough sales and the box top collections — have popped up, but so Continue reading