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

Tonight! MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education


We couldn’t be more excited for our fantastic mixer and panel tonight! MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education is a happy hour event to discuss the recent hype around MOOCs and online education in higher education. The MOOC Madness mixer will 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 TED Teams Up with PBS on Ideas for Education @TEDTalks partners with @PBS to broadcast iconic TED talks on 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

Coursera and Chegg Partner Up to Provide Free Textbooks for Online Courses


Today online education provider Coursera announced a partnership with the textbook rental and student services platform Chegg, which will allow them to provide free digital textbooks and other online learning tools to students enrolled in their massive open online courses. 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 Die Continue reading

HotChalk Education Index Report: Sharing Online Education Insights


Last week, data-driven edtech company and Learning Management System creator HotChalk submitted an Education Index for the first quarter of 2013. The report reveals insights and trends around online education, which they compiled from the data they’ve collected from traffic 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

Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Fit to Tweet


Boston is in our hearts this week as the fallout of the Boston Marathon bombing unfolds. So as not to interrupt ongoing news updates, we will not be tweeting our weekly news bits today. Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of 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