STEM, Crowdsourcing Experiments and iOS Wish Lists: Today’s Edtech News


Welcome to your Monday edition of our daily news roundup! Each day on Technapex, we’ll be assembling and posting the top edtech news of the week to keep you in the loop of all things education and technology related. Have 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

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


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

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

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

MOOCs’ Customer Acquisition Funnel: A.k.a. “Drop-Off Rates”

MIT Mathematics for Computer Science 2010 YouTube Videos

A criticism of massively online courses sometimes noted is the user drop-off rates — many are called to the courses but few are chosen to finish.  This is a natural response to some of the more bombastic numbers of sign-ups the Continue reading

Browsing the EdX Spring Quarter MOOC Catalog


For some MOOCs, the schedule is dead, but we say long live the schedule. Knowing when you’re going to study is as important as what you’re study, but the sites are not often organized by start time (Coursera’s category listing Continue reading

MOOCs Aren’t Perfect, But Neither Are Offline Courses

Clay Shirky

With all the MOOC madness in higher education, I often wonder and worry about putting education online. I mean, the California State Universities, the world’s largest university system, are essentially experimenting (with public funds!) with the MOOC format by putting Continue reading


Sebastian Thrun, Cal State Chancellor Timothy White and San Jose State President Mohammad Qayoumi at the Udacity-SJ State Press conference

The New York Times reported this morning an agreement for Udacity to test the MOOC approach for introductory courses at San Jose State University, one of the flagship campuses of the 427,000 student strong California State system. The provost characterized Continue reading