Will #OpenBadges Remain Open? That is up to us.

Reviewing a critique presented by Dr. Michael Olneck at the pre-conference event on Open Badges at the Learning Analytics 2015 Conference, I was reminded of a 2012 quote from Tim Continue Reading →

Notes & Quotes from Jeff Sandefer’s The Learner Driven Revolution

My visits and reviews of creative and promising school models must have reached the triple digits by now. Near the top of the list for me remains a school that Continue Reading →

What Really Matters: The Truth About For-Profit Vs. Non-Profit Universities

I was at a conference a couple weeks ago, and an acquaintance made a comment about a presentation that he had attended. “It is good, but the speaker was from Continue Reading →

5 Tips for Writing & Finishing a Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

I’ve had this conversation quite a bit lately, with both advisees and colleagues who are at the final stage in their graduate programs. Writing that big paper can be intimidating Continue Reading →

Does Sweet Briar College Need to Close? Lessons & Reflections

I’ve been following the conversation about the board’s recent announcement to close Sweet Briar College at the end of the school year, despite a significant endowment (close to 100 million) Continue Reading →

17 Quotes & Notes on What Employers Want Most & Get Least from Grads

SXSWedu 2015 is over. Educators and edupreneurs are heading back home. What are they taking with them that they didn’t have before? That is going to be different for each Continue Reading →