A Look at EdTech Deals and Acquisitions

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This week, GigaOM wrote about the report from CB Insights that analyzed the education tech acquisitions in 2012. Edtech investments have been increasing and last year totaled a whopping $1.1B. The report looked at acquisitions and deals over the past Continue reading

Teacher Tank: Edtech Companies Face Panel of “Teacher Sharks” at SF Meetup

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I recently became obsessed with “Shark Tank,” the reality show where entrepreneurs pitch their (supposedly) million-dollar ideas and nascent companies to a panel of “sharks,” high-profile investors who decide whether or not they want to invest in the small companies Continue reading

#Edchat: The Rising Popularity of Twitter Among Educators

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2012 was the year I was introduced to Twitter. (What can I say, I’m always a bit slow to hop on the latest social media trend train.) Mastering the art of tweeting 140-character messages both for myself and for Technapex Continue reading

Top Hat Monocle Partners with Felicis, Adds $1.1M More in Funding

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TechCrunch recently reported that Top Hat Monocle raised an additional $1.1M from Felicis Ventures to add to existing funding. While the edtech company told TechCrunch they didn’t need the money, they explained they have been wanting to partner with Felicis, Continue reading

Digital Reading on the Rise, But Doesn’t Mean Kids Are Reading More

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Yesterday Scholastic released the fourth edition of their bi-annual “Kids & Family Reading Report,” a national survey sharing kids’ and parents’ views on reading in the increasingly digital landscape and the influences that impact kids’ reading frequency and attitudes toward Continue reading

Minerva Project’s Non-Profit Mission: Make Quality Higher Education Affordable

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The Minerva Project, the online university that hopes to rival the Ivy League as a top-tier school, today announced they have created a non-profit arm in order to make tuition affordable and to recruit top-tier professors. The company, who announced Continue reading

Monetizing MOOCs

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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

Tutor.com to Join Ranks of IAC’s Consumer Websites

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Guest Post: Technology in the Classroom – Where Is Our Future Headed?

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Today’s guest post is by Brian Burton, a children’s book enthusiast and online publisher for  childrensbookstore.com. He discusses the future of education technology and digital learning in the classroom. Brian writes on the topics of reading and parenting. In the Continue reading

Top 10 Technapex Posts of 2012

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There have been plenty of changes to education in 2012. We experienced the cialis free sample Year of the MOOC; companies strove to make textbooks both free and digital; blended learning and gaming in education were more popular than ever; Continue reading