Funding Galore for Publishers, District Data Platforms and More: Today’s Edtech News

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Welcome to your Wednesday 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

MOOCs Aren’t Perfect, But Neither Are Offline Courses

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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

Minerva Project’s Non-Profit Mission: Make Quality Higher Education Affordable

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The Minerva Project, the online university that hopes to rival the Ivy League as a top-tier school, today announced they have created a non-profit arm in order to make tuition affordable and to recruit top-tier professors. The company, who announced Continue reading

Should STEM Majors Pay Less Tuition Than Liberal Arts Majors?

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In an attempt to improve efficiency and lower costs in higher education, Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott has suggested a freeze on tuition rates for students majoring in high-demand areas such as science, technology, math and engineering. If this plan is Continue reading

Infographic: MOOCs Make College Degrees Free

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Allison Morris from OnlineCourses.org recently published an infographic that looks at the skyrocketing cots of higher ed and how massive open online courses (MOOCs) may make college degrees free in the future. We’ve written recently about the debate surrounding the Continue reading

The “Van Wilder” Years Are Over: Students Weigh College Costs with DegreeCast

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DegreeCast is a search engine that helps students find the key information they need about college degree or certificate programs. While companies like Princeton Review and U.S. World & News Report are known for releasing rankings and basic college data, Continue reading

Student Debt Growing at $3,000 Per Second

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Today Businessweek explored the issue of rising student debt. Though a bit of a depressing read, it’s worth a look. Students are shelling out cash and taking out bigger loans to pay for higher education. Going to college has become Continue reading

“Play” Your Tuition Bills

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It seems too good to be true, but it is! Inside Higher Ed today explored the inner workings of social game platform, Grantoo. Grantoo partners with major brands to sponsor online game tournaments for college students to “play” their tuition Continue reading