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

Junyo Disrupts K-12 Market with Introduction of EdLights

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Innovative Market Intelligence Platform for K-12 Publishers and Suppliers Delivers Unique and Actionable Insights About Districts and Schools WASHINGTON, DC– Jun 3, 2013 - CIC 2013 - Junyo, [and TriplePoint client], a pioneer in developing data-centric solutions with the power to improve 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

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

What’s the Point of Going to School?

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As we evaluate emerging tools and technologies for students and teachers, it is important to take a step back and consider the big picture. What should students be getting out of school in the long run? What is considered a Continue reading

Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Good Enough to Tweet

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Haven’t been keeping up with your edtech news lately? Fear not! Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top shareable #edtech articles. Be sure to follow us on Twitter too! @Technapex On #SXSWedu: Bill Gates: Education needs much more Continue reading

Recap: Monday’s “Technapex Pre-Conference Edtech Mixer”

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We’re thrilled to share that our pre-SXSWedu conference mixer and panel here in San Francisco was a big success! First, we’d like to extend our thanks to our moderator, panelists, and attendees who came out to Parisoma on Monday and 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

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 reading. Continue reading

Taken a MOOC Recently? We Want Your Input!

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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