Georgia Tech Now Offers A Computer Science Master’s Degree Online

Tech Tower at Georgia Tech

Just in time for Technapex’s upcoming MOOC Madness event, Georgia Tech announced on Tuesday that they will offer a master’s degree in computer science that can be earned entirely through online courses. To receive credit for the master’s, you’ll need 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

UC Regents Discuss Plans to Spur Growth in Online Education

Courtesy of LA Times

In the next few years, students at the University of California could take four — or about 10 percent — of their required classes online. Or at least that’s what the UC Board of Regents is hoping. After a presentation 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

Experts, UC Faculty Meet to Discuss Future of Online Education

Courtesy of AP

In 2010, in the midst of the state’s continued divestment from the University of California and no end to tuition hikes in sight, UC administrators hatched a plan that would bring in much-needed revenue and put the university at the Continue reading

Taken a MOOC Recently? We Want Your Input!


Calling all Technapex readers…yeah, you! Have you taken a MOOC or a free online course recently from a site such as Coursera, Udacity, edX, Udemy, iTunes U [or perhaps a site not listed here]? Have something to say about it? Continue reading

TODAY Show Covers Online Courses


This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to see the TODAY Show talking about online courses. They featured edtech startups, including Coursera, which lets you take college courses from some of the country’s top universities. Jamie Gangel reports on the news and declares Continue reading

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)


This Sunday’s New York Times featured the quarterly Education Life, which is all about higher ed, teachers, public and private schools, tuition, scholarships, financial aid and student loans. Lauren Pappano declared 2012 as “The Year of the MOOC.” In case Continue reading

Udacity to Add Crowd-Sourced Captions for International Users


Never underestimate the power of crowd behavior. Udacity is hoping to expand to an international audience by relying on its own users. The online education platform has partnered with Amara to add crowd-sourced captions to its video content. Need to Continue reading

Interest in Online Courses Stagnating, Study Suggests


Online courses are now a staple at most major universities, and several Ivy Leagues offer lectures online for free. But a study suggests that interest in online classes is stagnating. The study — published by Eduventures, a higher education research Continue reading