Much-Amended Online Education Bill Passes in California Senate: This Is Not a Bad Thing

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Last week, the hotly debated online education bill introduced in February by Senator Darrell Steinberg passed unanimously by California state senators. The bill establishes the California Virtual Campus grant, which will provide funding to faculty willing to create and offer 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

Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Fit to Tweet


Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top #edtech articles that are good enough to tweet. Follow us on Twitter: @Technapex Khan Academy to Focus on Common Core Math with Private Grant @KhanAcademy receives $2.2M private grant to align Continue reading

Early Bird Admission Ends Tomorrow for MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education

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MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education is fewer than two weeks away, and Early Bird Admission ends tomorrow. You can purchase discounted tickets until tomorrow evening at midnight (PDT) here. Join us at Runway SF (1355 Market Street, inside the Continue reading

UC Berkeley, edX Join Technapex’s MOOC Madness Panel

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MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education is a mere two weeks away, and we’re thrilled to announce two additional participants joining our panel. Inna Lisker with edX (non-profit online education technology company and MOOC provider) through Berkeley’s Research Center 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

Announcing MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education

Dr. Keith Devlin

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

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

NCAA Basketball: Pacific-10 Conference Tournament-Oregon State vs. Stanford

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