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

One in Five Americans Is Illiterate: Surprising Infographic


Would you believe that 23 percent of Americans lack the basic reading skills beyond a fourth grade level? I didn’t either. Online Courses’ eye-opening infographic, based on a survey the U.S. Department of Education completed, illustrates the ways in which Continue reading

U.S. Secretary of Education Goes on Tour

Education Drives America

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan kicked off the Department of Education’s third annual cross-country “back-to-school bus tour;” this year’s theme “Education Drives America.” During the bus tour, Sec. Duncan and other senior Department of Education leaders aim Continue reading

Bay Area Edu Meetup This Afternoon at Stanford


Live in the Bay Area and have some time this afternoon to chat with other edtech innovators? The Silicon Valley Digital Learning Meetup group is hosting a gathering on Stanford campus today at 2pm PT. Over 100 have already RSVP’d Continue reading

Blended Learning Advocate Highlights “Race to the Top”


The Race to the Top contest is a $4.35 billion contest by the U.S. Department of Education funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as the Stimulus. The contest invites applicants to demonstrate how they Continue reading

“Why Open Education Matters” Video Contest Winners


Today, the winners of the “Why Open Education Matters” video competition  were announced on the competition website. This competition, sponsored by Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and Open Society Foundation, called for the submission of creative videos that Continue reading