Category: Education Strategy

The Future of Campus Stores: Good-Bye Books, Hello Learning

I gave talks at UBTech and CAMEX over the last year on the future of college retail. College bookstores face an existential crisis with the looming demise of physical book sales as digital technology rapidly becomes an option for learners. At the same time free content, via websites like the Kahn Academy, or through more.

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NPR’s Fresh Air Explores Uncertainties Driving Education’s Future

Listen or read this excellent interview with Kevin Carey, the director of the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation. The interview actually explores the uncertainties and driving forces that will perhaps make college more affordable in the long term. He also offers an often hidden definition of college that may well underpin the.

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What’s The Next Big Thing in Education: Qualified Assessment tied to Brand?

Marc Perry in the Wired Campus blog on The Chronicle of Higher Education site discussed (8/31/2011) how Southern New Hampshire University is exploring qualified assessment as the next disruption to the disruption of online learning (see Online Education Is Everywhere. What’s the Next Big Thing?). This line of inquiry reflects a strategic context for the.

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Balancing the Education Equation with Execution, Transformation and Innovation

Education Innovation In a society driven by industrial age economics and measurements, it isn’t surprising that we have slowly transformed the first knowledge economy work, education, into a factory, complete with six sigma performance objectives and assembly line views that treat all children of a given age or class of learner the same. Of course,.

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Balancing the Education Equation with Execution, Transformation and Innovation

In a society driven by industrial age economics and measurements, it isn’t surprising that we have slowly transformed the first knowledge economy work, education, into a factory, complete with six sigma performance objectives and assembly line views that treat all children of a given age or class of learner the same. Of course, individual educators.

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Learning Model Attributes

I had a briefing this morning with the education technology provider and publisher Cengage. During the discussion, I brought up a few of the things I have learned while speaking on education over the last couple of months. I want to reiterate those here because I think they are important elements of any learning model.

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A Must Listen: Ravitch: Standardized Testing Undermines Teaching from NPR Fresh Air

This interview is a couple of weeks old, but it is one of the best discussions I have heard on the issues of American education. I encourage you to take time to listen, or read the highlights. My commentary: When you listen to the privatization advocates, they make sense. When you listen to testing reform.

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A Must Listen: Teach For America Founder Wendy Kopp on Seattle’s KUOW

KUOW’s Steve Scher interviewed Wendy Kopp and took some very challenging questions. I encourage you to listen to the show via the web or download it to your device of choice. Wendy discusses the history and future of Teach for America as well as the need for structural reforms in US education. You can find.

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Education: Uncertainty isn’t the Only Risk at Fast Company

  Yesterday I gave a talk at the Snoqualmie Valley School District Foundation fundraising luncheon. My role was to help them envision the future of education. Some of the comments I made yesterday will be relevant to the scenarios we build on this blog. As an avid anti-futurist, I said I didn’t know what education.

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Time to Rethink First Two Years of Higher Ed?

From NPR February 9, 2010 As enrollment rates in colleges have continued to increase, a new book questions whether the historic number of young people attending college will actually learn all that much once they get to campus. In Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, two authors present a study that followed 2,300 students.

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