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

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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

Opinion: On this Whole Insane Stanford Debate

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The New Yorker wrote a mean article about Stanford, and Stanford people are very upset. In a blog post published on Monday, Nicholas Thompson commented on the departure of 12 Stanford undergraduates to work on a startup partly funded and Continue reading

New State-Led Science Standards Prioritize Real-World Applications

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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

50K students [including Robert Metcalfe] Taking MOOC Get a Homework Extension

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It’s week five of edX’s 6.00x: MIT’s Intro to Computer Science MOOC.  I’ll give a review when the course is finished, but in the meantime I wanted to provide two interim tidbits. The first: co-creator of the Ethernet protocol and Continue reading

Barack Obama: High Schools Should Offer Programming and Graphic Design Courses

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Last week President Barack Obama participated in a Fireside Google+ Hangout where Google’s hand-picked participants asked him questions in the spirit of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chats,” though with interactivity of 2013. During the session, the president expressed interest in 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, and Continue reading

A GLIMPSE into the Digital Future at USC

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Tuesday, the University of Southern California (USC), a leader in digital research and a TriplePoint client, hosted GLIMPSE, a technology showcase featuring rarely-seen research presentations and demonstrations from departments across the university. We were fortunate enough to attend GLIMPSE and Continue reading

iPad Helps Special Education Students Learn, Communicate

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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

How to Land a New Job: Learn to Code

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Earlier this week, TechCrunch featured a guest post by Michael Staton, who serves as an entrepreneur in residence at Learn Capital. Staton wrote about the importance of learning to code in today’s world. Staton is also the founder of Inigral, Continue reading