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

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

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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

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 concept, Continue reading

HotChalk Education Index Report: Sharing Online Education Insights

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Last week, data-driven edtech company and Learning Management System creator HotChalk submitted an Education Index for the first quarter of 2013. The report reveals insights and trends around online education, which they compiled from the data they’ve collected from traffic on their Continue reading

Minerva Project Wants to Award Excellent Educators

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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

AppoLearning Weeds Out Educational Apps That “Stink”

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As any parent or teacher who has searched the app store for quality educational apps knows, it can be tough to weed out the truly useful apps from the games that simply slap some math facts alongside colorful cartoons and Continue reading

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

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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

Making Students Not College Ready But ‘Innovation Ready’

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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

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 edX and integrating Continue reading

Meograph Releases First Paid License for Educators

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Storytelling in the classroom has all kinds of benefits for students. Not only do students love to listen to their teachers read and tell interesting stories, but encouraging students to create their own enhances skills across all subjects, including verbal Continue reading