STEM, Crowdsourcing Experiments and iOS Wish Lists: Today’s Edtech News


Welcome to your Monday edition of our daily news roundup! Each day on Technapex, we’ll be assembling and posting the top edtech news of the week to keep you in the loop of all things education and technology related. Have Continue reading

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

Full Length Video from MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education


The madness continues! For those of you who missed our MOOC Madness panel on online education or simply want to relive it, you can now watch the full-length video recap. The event, hosted by TriplePoint and Technapex, took place on Monday, Continue reading

OpenStax Is Making Quality Textbooks for Students, and They’re Not Charging a Cent


In the textbook publishing world, the adoption cycle works as follows: big textbook companies try to convince professors to adopt their textbooks for the courses they teach. Once adopted, students must purchase said textbooks, which cost, on average, around $175. Continue reading

Instructional Video Platform for Spanish Speakers, TareasPlus, Launches New Educational Exchange

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How long does it take a student to learn how to multiply fractions, solve quadratic equations or balance chemical reactions? Well, that varies from student to student, and while it may take one student 10 minutes to master a Die Continue reading

Minerva Project Wants to Award Excellent Educators


Currently the United States is facing a shortage of educators, but in a field where pay is low and rigid bureaucratic systems can inhibit innovation and creativity, many bright young graduates have taken their talents to more lucrative and dynamic fields. The Continue reading

Making Students Not College Ready But ‘Innovation Ready’


Whenever I hear the term “college ready,” memories of an awful AP class I took in high school come to mind. The teacher of the class, seemingly determined to assign as much reading and as many essays, quizzes, tests, and Continue reading

New Credentials: What’s Next in Online Education


Today’s guest post is by Nick Gidwani, founder of, the Internet’s leading source of information on online courses, with over 50,000 courses from over 200 providers available in every subject. Nick previously worked at Bain Capital and WebMD, and Continue reading

Cardinal Online: Stanford University and edX Announce New Collaboration

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Add another school to team edX. Less than a month after releasing of their XBlock SDK on the path to becoming a fully open source online learning platform, Stanford has announced that they will be collaborating with cialis to Continue reading

Thoughts on Online Education

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With the news of the California bill that could allow state universities and community colleges to substitute MOOCs for their 50 most overcrowded courses coming out last week, everyone’s been talking about MOOCs and online education.  Some are blatantly against MOOCs and Continue reading