Do Students No Longer Know How to Write?


According to creative writing professor Verlyn Klinkenborg, who raised the headline’s question in his recent New York Times piece “The Decline and Fall of the English Major,” the answer is a resounding yes. While today’s students can reword and metastasize 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

Let’s Talk Edtech: Today’s Top News

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Welcome to your Monday edition of “Let’s Talk Edtech!” 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 a 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

The MOOC to End All MOOCs, and Other MOOC News


We’re pleased to share that last night’s MOOC Madness panel on online education was a big hit! Our stellar panelists each brought their own interesting insights and unique perspectives to the discussion, and we want to thank all of our 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

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

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

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