The MOOC to End All MOOCs, and Other MOOC News


We’re pleased to share that last night’s MOOC Madness panel on online education was a big hit! Our stellar panelists each brought their own interesting insights and unique perspectives to the discussion, and we want to thank all of our Continue reading

Coursera and Chegg Partner Up to Provide Free Textbooks for Online Courses


Today online education provider Coursera announced a partnership with the textbook rental and student services platform Chegg, which will allow them to provide free digital textbooks and other online learning tools to students enrolled in their massive open online courses. Continue reading

I’m Going Back to School (Online) Part 1: Welcome Back!


After months of keeping an eye on MOOCs from afar, I have taken the plunge and signed up for  a Coursera class—A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior, taught by Duke professor and TED speaker Dan Ariely. The course was suggested 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

UC Regents Discuss Plans to Spur Growth in Online Education

Courtesy of LA Times

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

Courtesy of AP

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

Monetizing MOOCs


Yesterday the New York Times covered Coursera and the possible options for the company to monetize. The article cited the popularity of online education and MOOCs in particular, all of which seems promising for the future of online education — Continue reading

Taken a MOOC Recently? We Want Your Input!


Calling all Technapex readers…yeah, you! Have you taken a MOOC or a free online course recently from a site such as Coursera, Udacity, edX, Udemy, iTunes U [or perhaps a site not listed here]? Have something to say about it? 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

TODAY Show Covers Online Courses


This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to see the TODAY Show talking about online courses. They featured edtech startups, including Coursera, which lets you take college courses from some of the country’s top universities. Jamie Gangel reports on the news and declares Continue reading