How the Unbundling of Education is Creating a New & Powerful #HigherEd Competitor

In the past, I’ve referred to the unbundling of education as a buffet instead of a formal pre-served meal, but I’ve more recently decided that the metaphor is too limiting. Continue Reading →

Reflections on 5 Common Concerns About Self-Directed Learning

Amid my conversations with people about self-directed learning, I hear five common concerns or questions. I am grateful that people are willing to express these concerns because it provides an Continue Reading →

Self-Directed Learning: One of My Educational Moonshots

In the United States we celebrate Independence Day, the 4th of July. We commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which includes these famous words: We hold these truths to be self-evident, Continue Reading →

The Value of Newbies & Naysayers in Online Learning Innovation

I’ll admit it. I can be a snob about some things, which is why I need daily reminders that the novice perspective can sometimes lead to greater innovation than that of Continue Reading →

What Does / Should it Take to be a K-12 Teacher?

If you follow K-12 education news, you probably heard the buzz in May/June 2015 about a portion of the proposed 2015 Wisconsin state budget bill that addresses requirements to become a Continue Reading →