MOOC Madness Reflection: A Student’s View from Inside UC Berkeley

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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

OpenStax Is Making Quality Textbooks for Students, and They’re Not Charging a Cent

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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

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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

I’m Going Back to School (Online) Part 1: Welcome Back!

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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

Cardinal Online: Stanford University and edX Announce New Collaboration

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Add another school to team edX. Less than a month after releasing of their XBlock SDK on the path to genericcialis-2getrx.com becoming a fully open source online learning platform, Stanford has announced that they will be collaborating with cialis to Continue reading

Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Good Enough to Tweet

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Haven’t been keeping up with your edtech news lately? Fear not! Technapex presents “Tweetables,” cialis free trial our roundup of levitra dosage the week’s top shareable #edtech articles. Be sure to follow us on Twitter too! @Technapex Special K: Don’t Continue reading

Professors, Faculty Leaders Weigh in on MOOCs

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Last week, California senator Darrel Steinberg introduced a bill that would allow the state’s public universities (the UCs and Cal State schools) to award credit for certain MOOCs taken online. I consider this a great step forward for the California Continue reading

Study: College Students Who Receive Financial Support from Parents Get Lower Grades

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Most parents in this day and age have spent years saving for their children’s college educations and want to provide as much financial support as possible to their children while they complete their degrees to ensure their success later in 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

How Technology Will Impact Higher Ed in 2013

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Yesterday we linked to Hack Education’s series, which looks back on 2012′s top trends in edtech. Today we decided we’d look forward into 2013, and are sharing Forbes’ “5 Ways Technology Will Impact Higher Ed in 2013” article by Chris Continue reading