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

Announcing MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education

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Join us at Runway SF (a new incubator and event space on 1355 Market Street, 4th floor — inside the Twitter building) on Monday, May 20 from 6:30-9 p.m. for MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education. We’re thrilled to announce 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

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

EdX Opens Up Online Learning Platform, Releases Source Code

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Forget March Madnees — it’s MOOC Madness in the world of education; it seems like every day there is breaking news about online open courses or commentary from professors and policy makers weighing in on legislation around MOOCs. Some of Continue reading

Professors, Faculty Leaders Weigh in on MOOCs


Last week, California senator Darrel Steinberg introduced a bill that would allow the state’s public universities (the UCs and Cal State schools) to award credit for certain MOOCs taken online. I consider this a great step forward for the California 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

EdTech Predictions for 2013 and Beyond

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We’re excited to share that our edtech event last night, SXSFedu, was a success. We sold out yet again and the discussion on the digital shift in the classroom was insightful. We’ll have a full recap posted later today and Continue reading