Much-Amended Online Education Bill Passes in California Senate: This Is Not a Bad Thing

Senate Seal

Last week, the hotly debated online education bill introduced in February by Senator Darrell Steinberg passed unanimously by California state senators. The bill establishes the California Virtual Campus grant, which will provide funding to faculty willing to create and offer Continue reading

Computers Can’t Help Close the Rich-Poor Education Gap


Between 2008 and 2010, the state of California gave out computers to more than 1,100 sixth to tenth grade students across central California. The idea was to test an ongoing concern in 21st century education: kids without computers at home Continue reading

Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Good Enough to Tweet


Haven’t been keeping up with your edtech news lately? Fear not! Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top shareable #edtech articles. Be sure to follow us on Twitter too! @Technapex California Bill Seeks Campus Credit for Online Study Continue reading

MOOCs Get Big Boost From California Bill Backing Online Courses for Credit


In a press conference conducted via Google Hangout on Wednesday, California state Senator Darrell Steinberg introduced a bill that would allow California public universities to award credit for online classes. (Side note: only in California would a senator have a Google+ Continue reading

Prop 30 Passes: Good News for California Educators & Students

Prop 30

Yesterday, California voters decided whether or not our state would raise taxes over the next seven years in order to fund education in California. Proposition 30, the tax measure proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, raises the state sales tax by Continue reading

The Debate Over Textbooks


Outlandishly heavy and even more outlandishly expensive, textbooks are losing a popularity contest to their digital counterparts. The verdict became somewhat official last week when U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that textbooks should soon be obsolete in the Continue reading

Gov. Brown Signs Bills to Provide Free Digital Textbooks for Students

Digital Textbooks

As a recent UC Berkeley graduate, I’ve witnessed the numerous walk-outs, protests, and riots that have occurred in the past few years surrounding budget cuts in the California education system. I remember the day in November, three years ago, of when dozens Continue reading