MOOC Madness Reflection: A Student’s View from Inside UC Berkeley


After attending the Technapex’s MOOC Madness event last Monday, I found myself both excited about the potential MOOCs have to expand the reach of higher education, as well as slightly sore about some of the assumptions that were made about Continue reading

Georgia Tech Now Offers A Computer Science Master’s Degree Online

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Just in time for Technapex’s upcoming MOOC Madness event, Georgia Tech announced on Tuesday that they will offer a master’s degree in computer science that can be earned entirely through online courses. To receive credit for the master’s, you’ll need Continue reading

New State-Led Science Standards Prioritize Real-World Applications


Math and literature teachers are working to adopt the Common Core State Standards into their curricula; now, K-12 science teachers across 26 states will begin to adopt new science standards into their lesson plans as well. The long-anticipated and state-led Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of High Schoolers’ Interest in STEM

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Last week My College Options and STEMconnector released a report on high school students’ interest in STEM subjects. The national survey set out to reveal whether or not students want to pursue STEM subjects in college and in their careers, Continue reading

DHS Secretary Advocates Early Cybersecurity Education


The Department of Homeland Security is hoping to inspire a legion of American security professionals by proposing that cybersecurity education begin as early as kindergarten. This is not an effort to merely teach kids to exercise caution on the internet—don’t Continue reading

MIT Students Create Educational Videos for K12 Students

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Students and educators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are now producing educational videos for K12 students. Teachers can submit ideas for STEM-related experiments and demonstrations, and MIT students then create a short video explanation. As MIT-K12′s website points out, Continue reading

Vocational Education in the 21st Century at P-Tech


The typical high school curriculum is broad, and high school students often graduate with a vast array of knowledge across many subjects instead of a specialized focus in one particular subject area. Pathways in Technology Early College High School hopes Continue reading

Flying High for STEM Learning with the Blue Angels


What does the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels have in common with the movement surrounding education technology? The comparison certainly isn’t immediately apparent, is it? UC Berkeley Professor of Astronomy Alex Filippenko was invited to fly in Continue reading

Verizon Foundation Focuses on STEM Learning


The Verizon Foundation announced a new education initiative to boost the usage of technology in the classroom and places an emphasis on STEM learning. The new initiative consists of three integrated programs, the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, Verizon Innovative Learning Continue reading

NBA Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Becomes California STEM Ambassador


State Superintendent of Public Instruction and keynote speaker at the California STEM Summit Tom Torlakson announced yesterday at the conference that the NBA’s all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul Jabbar will be a California After-School STEM Ambassador. Abdul-Jabbar will be spending the Continue reading